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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 165 children from families across the industry and the country. CORE has raised over $2M in support of these families.
Kelly Dugan, mother of Carson Lapp
Melodie Kipta, mother of Richard Kipta
Maria Guadalupe Galvez, wife of Miguel Hernandez and mother of Gladys and Denali
Margie Lindsey, Tyler Lindsey's mother
Nina and Brett Gardiner, parents of Claire Gardiner
Patti Dugan, Carson Lapp's Grandmother
Kevin Dueer, father of Owen Dueer
In memory of Eddie "Superman" Livingston
Sarah Gardiner, sister of Claire Gardiner
"Thank you so much for everything you have done. It is amazing people like you and your organization that make a difference. Caleb's funeral was so special and it went a long way in helping me as well as my wife overcome our loss...I can't thank you enough for everything you have done. This memory will stay with me the rest of my life and its an amazing feeling to know that even when things are darkest there are total strangers willing to lend a hand."
Ryan Smith, father of Caleb and Lucas Smith
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.
Sincerely,- Lauren LaViola