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Support for Foodservice Industry Workers and Businesses-Resources to Use in Times of Need

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Covid-19 is certainly changing life as we know it right now, and support for foodservice industry workers and small businesses is more important than ever. As you try to create a new sense of normalcy, it is important to seek out support to those who can assist if you need it. During these uncertain times, Gaviña is here to support you however we can.

While you continue to operate your business, remember to also take care of your own health and wellness. We have included a few helpful tips below from the Centers for Disease Control on reducing stress.

In addition, we have gathered numerous resources to help both business owners and employees obtain financial help and support needed to get through this challenging time.

Managing Stressful Situations

It is no secret that stress is bad for health and when there is a pandemic going on you want to make sure you are as healthy as you can be to minimize risk to yourself and others. The CDC recommends these points for providing stress relief:

  • Give yourself a break from the news. It is good to stay informed but the constant flow of information through social media and news programs begin to overwhelm after a short time. Create boundaries that allow you to understand what is going on without feeling inundated – for example, limit news exposure to 30 minutes a day maximum.
  • Take care of your health and wellness. While we must generally stay at home and away from others, consider taking walks outside or doing a favorite activity in an outdoor space. Meditate, read, practice mindfulness or deep breathing – anything that allows you to unwind.
  • Find a support group online. If self-isolating is too much to handle, go online and connect with friends and family through FaceTime or other communication platforms. Look to outside resources that can also provide guidance and resources depending on your need.

Resources for Businesses and Employees

For business owners and employees alike, it is important to connect with resources that could offer relief.

Here is a list of some business and financial assistance resources for owners and foodservice workers:

For businesses owners:

For employees:


For the closest food pantry or food bank, visit the Los Angeles Food Bank Pantry Locator.

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