Hospitality Industry Partnerships (HIP) is rolling out free meals to Reno’s displaced hospitality and service workers on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Fridays starting Monday, April 20, 2020.
HIP was recently formed with the mission to feed out-of-work restaurant, bar, casino, hotel, and food & beverage workers that have been decimated by this pandemic. HIP has assembled a group of local food industry volunteers, taking no profit, to prepare meals at the lowest cost. This is possible through generous donations and sponsors within the local community. Industry veteran, Mark Estee, with the assistance of US Foods, is among those donating time and product to support this cause. These initial donations allow the team to provide 300 meals three days a week to those in need and the program will expand as rapidly as contributions allow, including adding additional locations.
Beginning Monday, April 20, 2020 meals will be distributed from 4:00 -7:00 PM on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s at Liberty Food & Wine Exchange through Fulton Alley accessible via 1st Street. Displaced hospitality and service workers will need to provide an old paycheck stub, name tag, uniform or something reflecting they are in the hospitality industry. Meals are available on a first come, first serve basis. Vegan/vegetarian options will be available. Each meal will serve 2-3 people. Social distancing protocols are in place.
If you are interested in helping through the donation of time or product, please email the HIP team at info@NevadaHIP.com. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please visit NevadaHIP.com or send checks, payable to Hospitality Industry Partnerships (HIP), to 401 Ryland Street, Ste. 201, Reno, NV 89502.
HIP is a team of local individuals working together with the hospitality industry to provide food relief to out of work and limited work hospitality and service team members in this time of need. More information about this initiative can be found by visiting NevadaHIP.com.