Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri Raised Over $21.5 Million To Help Unemployed Restaurant Workers

Written by K. Walker on December 7, 2020

The self-appointed Mayor of Flavortown did that in just 7 weeks.

In the early days of the COVID lockdown, Food Network star, Guy Fieri recognized the toll that lockdowns were taking on the restaurant industry. On March 27, Fieri started the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. Fieri appealed directly to big names like Moët Hennessy USAPepsiCo, and Uber Eats. With their sponsorship, 43,000 people have received $500 grants.

According to the fund’s website, around 80% of grant recipients have a household income of less than $50,000, and approximately 90% plan to use the grant money for mortgage or rent payments.

The fundraiser was started in March, but has had a boost by an article from Bloomberg News that reported the $21.5 million figure.

You can read more about Fieri’s fund over at Food Network. 

No wonder there is a movement to rename Fieri’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio to Flavortown! He’s acting to help out those who are hurting from the lockdowns rather than using the pain caused by the lockdowns for his own purposes like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has done for far too long.  

We’ve seen that bars and restaurants all over the place have been devastated by the recurring lockdowns.


It’s nice to see that a guy with some pretty wild hair and his own unique style who also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame still cares about the “little guy.”

Gee… that kind of reminds me of someone…

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker