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Chicago Area Help for Those in Need

FAMILY & SUPPORT SERVICES (City of Chicago)
Helps families facing hardship with rent to avoid eviction and homelessness.

Small Business Relief Package (City of Chicago) 
Announcement of a low interest loan program for small businesses. Apply here.

Restaurant Workers Relief Program (The LEE Initiative)
Provides meals and supplies to those in need.

Chicago Area Ways to Help

Chicago Hospitality United 
Raising money via t-shirt sales.

How to Help Chicago Bar and Restaurant Workers During the COVID-19 Outbreak (Eater Chicago) 
Ways people can help those in the industry.

Chicago & Illinois Government Contacts

Because the restaurant industry is made up of small and medium sized businesses, we don't have the same lobbying power and influence with the government as large corporations. Therefore, our voice isn't heard and we depend on members our community to sign the petitions and make the calls & emails to elected officials for help. Below are ways you can reach elected officials and tell them about the desperate plight the restaurant and hospitality industry is in and ask for help for the millions of people now in need.

Save the Food Supply Chain (Petition)
A plea for help to the federal government that could save the restaurant and food service industry.

Tell Congress to Support Restaurants and Our Employees! (Petition)
A petition to congress and the president for help for restaurants.

US House of Representatives
Enter your ZIP code to find your representative.

Tammy Duckworth (US Senator)
Call: (202) 224-2854
Mail: 524 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510

Richard Durbin (US Senator)
Call: (202) 224-2152
Mail: 711 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510

Lori Lightfoot (Mayor of Chicago)
Call: 311 (in Chicago only)
Mail:  121 N LaSalle Street
Chicago City Hall 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60602