Wine and Food Week is joining with Southern Smoke Foundation to raise money for food and beverage industry workers hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak.
“It’s our turn to serve our food & beverage community,” says Constance McDerby of Wine & Food Week.
Established in 2017, the Southern Smoke emergency relief fund has distributed more than $830,000 with complete transparency to individuals in the food and beverage industry in crisis.
“It’s during unprecedented times that we need to come together as neighbors and family,” says McDerby. “Clifton and I have had the support of Houston’s food and beverage community for 18 years at all of our Food & Vine Time Production events. We feel very strongly that it’s our turn to serve them.”
Organizers are asking the community to join them in this cause by making a $5 donation which will go directly to this fund. If every one of gives just $5, organizers are expecting to raise more than $150,000 for this emergency fund.
“Let’s show everyone who works in any area restaurant or bar how much we appreciate their hard work. Cheers to them and cheers to you. Together, we are stronger. From our family to yours, we thank you for your consideration,” Constance and Clifton McDerby