Who is CORE?:

CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees is a national non-profit dedicated to serving food and beverage operations employees with children to provide financial relief when either the employee or their child faces a health crisis, injury, death, or natural disaster.

What is a Brand Advocate?

A CORE Brand Advocate is an employee within your company who volunteers to share the word about CORE to team members and assist employees with their application process.

Role of a CORE Brand Advocate

  • Distribute CORE materials
  • Back of the House posters & other resources to educate employees about CORE’s mission and how we may assist them during potentially qualifying circumstances.
  • Serve as a liaison for employees with children that potentially qualify for CORE support.
  • Educate team members about the 3 Tiers of CORE Qualifying Criteria
  • Assist employees through the application process.
  • Providing application access information
  • Assisting employee to complete and submit application.
  • Providing current employment status of applicant
  • Supporting the employee through document retrieval and submission stage
  • Help keep lines of communication open with the applicant.
  • Support problem resolution as needed on behalf of the employee in need.

Why become a CORE Brand Advocate?

CORE recognizes that during a stressful time when a family needs support, navigating an application process can be overwhelming. CORE Brand Advocates share information about the CORE financial grant program with their employees and support applicants through their application process. This support increases the likelihood that applicants will complete all the necessary steps for grant consideration and helps ensure that CORE eligibility requirements are met prior to deliberation.

How to become a CORE Brand Advocate

  • Complete Brand Advocate Form
  • Complete Brand Advocate Training
  • Receive complete Brand Advocate Guide

What is the CORE Grant Criteria?

All qualifying applicants must meet each of the 3 tiers of CORE Qualifiers.

All qualifying circumstances must be within 6 months from the date of application.

Tier 1: Legally dependent children living within the home full or part time.

All applicants must have at least 1 legally dependent minor child living in the home.

  • 18 yrs. and under
  • Enrolled College/university student up to age 22
  • A medically dependent or intellectually disabled child that is under the long-term care of the parent.

Tier 2: Food & Beverage Service Employment

All applicants must have be working in the food and beverage industry, full or part time and must be the legal guardian of the child.

TIER 3: CORE Qualifying Circumstances

All applicants must be experiencing at least one of the following qualifying circumstances (other circumstances may apply):

  • Medical illness or diagnosis of an employee, spouse, or child
  • Medical documents will be required
  • Death of a dependent child’s parent or death of dependent child of F&B worker
  • Loss of home or major damage of home due to natural disaster (i.e. tornado, hurricane, flood, fire), earthquake)
  • Documented Domestic Abuse

To learn more about CORE visit: www.COREgives.org

 Thank you for referring a family in need to the CORE grant program. 

Please read the following information carefully.

CORE is a national nonprofit dedicated to serving food & beverage service employees with children to provide financial relief when either the parent or their child faces a health crisis, injury, death or natural disaster.

We understand the current crisis across the nation has put a tremendous strain on the F&B community. Due to the large demand and scope of COVID-19, we want to honor our mission by providing support to food & beverage service employees with children, who have been medically diagnosed with COVID-19 or have someone living within their home who have been diagnosed. Documentation is required if you are diagnosed with COVID-19. Please note, all regular applications unrelated to COVID-19 will also be accepted at this time. 

* Most qualifying circumstances must be within 3 months of the date of application submission.

* In the event of death of a parent or child, your CORE grant application must be within 6 months of the date of application. 

CORE is a national nonprofit dedicated to serving food & beverage service employees with children to provide financial relief when either the parent or their child faces a health crisis, injury, death or natural disaster.

All CORE families must meet ALL of the following 3 tiers of qualifying criteria:

1) All applicants must have at least one parent/legal guardian working in the food & beverage service industry (full or part-time)

2) All applicants must have at least 1 minor child living in the home. Children up to 22 may be acceptable only if they are currently enrolled in college. Families who have adult children who are medically dependent on their parents due to physical or intellectual disability may also apply. Documents will be required.

3) All applicants must be experiencing at least one of the following qualifying circumstances within 6 months of the application date: (* Please note that loss of employment, wages, or shifts is not a CORE qualifying circumstance and will not be considered unless one of the following circumstances is also present)

  • Significant medical diagnosis or injury of a parent or child
  • Death of a parent or child
  • Loss of home or employment due to fire, flood, hurricane, or other natural disaster
  • House Fire
  • Documented Domestic Violence

Regarding COVID-19, CORE is actively granting to families in the food and beverage service industry who test positive or have a family member living within the same home who test positive for COVID-19.

Please continue only after reading the above information carefully. 

CORE es una organización nacional sin fines de lucro dedicada a servir a los empleados de servicios de alimentos y bebidas con niños para brindar alivio financiero cuando el padre o su hijo enfrentan una crisis de salud, lesiones, muerte o desastre natural. 

3 NIVELES DE CRITERIOS DE CALIFICACIÓN:

Para calificar para una subvención, las familias deben cumplir con TODO lo siguiente. 

1) Todos los solicitantes deben tener al menos un padre/tutor legal que trabaje en la industria de servicios de alimentos y bebidas (a tiempo completo o parcial) 2) Todos los solicitantes deben tener al menos 1 hijo menor viviendo en el hogar. Los niños de hasta 22 años pueden ser aceptables solo si actualmente están inscritos en la universidad. Las familias que tienen hijos adultos que dependen médicamente de sus padres debido a una discapacidad física o intelectual también pueden presentar una solicitud. Se requerirán documentos. 3) Todos los solicitantes deben experimentar al menos una de las siguientes circunstancias calificativas dentro de los 6 meses posteriores a la fecha de la solicitud: (*Tenga en cuenta que la pérdida de empleo, salarios o turnos no es una circunstancia calificativa BÁSICA y no se considerará a menos que una de también se dan las siguientes circunstancias)

  • Diagnóstico médico significativo o lesión de un padre o hijo
  • Muerte de un padre o hijo(a)
  • Pérdida de casa o empleo debido a incendio, inundación, huracán u otro desastre natural
  • Fuego de la casa
  • Violencia doméstica documentada

Con respecto a COVID-19, CORE está ayudando activamente a las familias en la industria de servicios de alimentos y bebidas que dan positivo o tienen un miembro de la familia que vive en el mismo hogar que da positivo por COVID-19. 

Continúe solo después de leer detenidamente la información anterior.

CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees