The New England-based wholesaler Martignetti Companies has committed $250,000 in charitable contributions to local and national organizations to support restaurant industry employees experiencing hardship during the coronavirus crisis.
Locally, Martignetti Companies has donated $50,000 to The Greg Hill Foundation’s Restaurant Strong Fund, which supports individuals from the restaurant industry who have been impacted by the COVID-19 closures.
Also, Martignetti Companies donated $20,000 to The New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Foundations’ Hospitality Employee Relief Fund, which was built by the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association (NHLRA) and the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association Education Foundation, to support employees of the hospitality industry during this pandemic.
Nationally, Martignetti Companies has committed $50,000 to The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundations’ Employee Relief Fund, which supports restaurant workers affected by COVID-19.
“The hospitality industry plays a vital role in our communities, providing us with a place to gather with friends and family,” says Mark Fisher, President of Martignetti Companies emphasizes. “Their importance to our organization, as the face of the beverage industry to the consumer, cannot be understated. Each of the charities that we have selected has demonstrated their ability to immediately and effectively provide vital support to restaurant workers in our community. We are grateful to be able to support them in this time of need.”