CINCINNATI, Oh. (LEX 18) — The Jeff Ruby Foundation announced Wednesday that it will donate $50,000 to restaurant worker relief funds in Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
As a way to support workers in Cincinnati, Lexington, Louisville and Nashville, the Foundation has donated $40,000 to the LEE Initiative's Restaurant Workers Relief Program. The program was launched on March 17 in Louisville, to help furloughed restaurant workers with to-go meals, as well as grocery items.
In Ohio, the Jeff Ruby Foundation is donating $10,000 to the Ohio Restaurant Association.
“Once the state mandates were ordered to shutter all in-restaurant dining, Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment made the painful decision to furlough 600 of its service and culinary staff,” said Britney Ruby Miller, President of the restaurant group.
“It is with great pleasure that our Foundation can help those directly impacted by restaurant closures. When we learned about the immediate relief the Lee Initiative gives to furloughed restaurant employees, our board came together and quickly voted to support this amazing cause. We are also thrilled to support the Ohio Restaurant Association’s Relief Fund that quickly grants funds to those in dire need,” said Ruby Miller.