Even during economic crisis, restaurant staffers still contribute to, and benefit from, relief funds

Even during economic crisis, restaurant staffers still contribute to, and benefit from, relief funds

Despite slowdowns in customer traffic, lower tips, and higher prices for food and gas, restaurant workers have not decreased their contributions to company-sponsored employee relief funds, though some chains see more staff requests for financial assistance.

“The most applications we’ve had in a year is 58; at the end of October we had 65,” said Jessica Newman, executive director for the Rock Bottom Foundation.

The foundation is a nonprofit arm of Louisville, Colo.-bas

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