How We Help

In times of extreme emotional and financial strain brought on by family death, injury or diagnosed medical condition, loss of home, or other sudden or extreme circumstances, it can be difficult to make sure all children in the family feel safe and valued. CORE is committed to helping these children feel valued, special, and safe during these times of hardship.

About Core

CORE grants support to the children of food and beverage employees navigating life-altering circumstances. Since 2004, CORE has raised more than $2.5 million and granted support to more than 225 families from across the industry and the country.

How do we do this? The support of our COREporate Members and individual donors allows CORE to provide grants that keep our families safe, healthy, and happy.

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    hotel bar/dining and in-room service

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    concessions

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    cafeteria / dining hall

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    catering

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    fine dining

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    casual dining

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    fast casual

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    quick service

CORE has supported food and beverage service families in over 30 states, and we have Board Members, Advisory Council Members, and Ambassadors across the country that help spread the word and gain awareness of CORE's mission.

Core Grants

If a family qualifies for CORE support, we can grant up to $10,000 for food and beverage service employees with children and their families. These grants cover medical bills and funeral expenses for children, gas cards, groceries, clothing, medical supplies and therapies, utilities, rent and mortgage, and whatever else a family might need to navigate their specific circumstance. We work with the family to create the best and most impactful grant for their family and needs.

If you are interested in applying for support or referring a family for support, please visit our grant application. For more examples of CORE’s impact in the food and beverage service industry, read stories about families we’ve supported.