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Houston & Texas Help for Those in Need

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Texas Health & Human Services)
Texas government resources and information page.

Emergency Relief Program Application for Financial Assistance (Southern Smoke)
Provides assistance to people who work in the restaurant & bar industry.

Get Shift Done 
An organization hiring service industry workers to work for non-profit organizations helping feed the needy.

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

Houston & Texas Ways to Help

How Houstonians Can Help Local Restaurants Impacted By Mandatory Closures (Eater Houston)
List of ways people can help those in the industry

Support | Southern Smoke Foundation (Southern Smoke)
Accepts donations for their relief fund.

Houston & Texas 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 from the federal government that could save the restaurant and food service industry.

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

John Cornyn (US Senator)
Call: (202) 224-2934
Mail: 517 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510

Ted Cruz (US Senator)
Call: (202) 224-5922
Mail: 127A Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510

Sylvester Turner (Mayor of Houston)
Call: 311 or 713.837.0311
Mail: Mayor Sylvester Turner
City of Houston
P.O. Box 1562
Houston, TX 77251

Greg Abbott (Governor of Texas)
Call: (800) 843-5789 or (512) 463-1782
Mail: Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711-2428