Children of Restaurant Employees

Children of Restaurant Employees, or CORE, is a 501(c)3 charitable organization funded by donations from individuals, food and beverage operators, suppliers and distributors, and special events. CORE supports the children of food and beverage employees who are navigating life-altering circumstances or conditions. Since its inception in 2004, CORE has helped over 115 children from families across the industry and the country. CORE has raised over $1.5M in support of these families.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with CORE. Click a section below to find out more.

A Message From Our Director

Thanks for visiting our website! Whether you are referring a family, making a donation, or  looking for more information on becoming a COREporate member or CORE Ambassador, we appreciate your support and interest. CORE is honored to provide support to the core of the food and beverage industry: our employees and their families. Each CORE family has an inspiring story that demonstrates the strength and love so evident in the industry. We are proud to support these brave families and strive to continue to grow in service and support of those in the industry navigating life-altering circumstances and conditions.


- Lauren LaViola