To advocate for service-industry workers, working to eliminate financial insecurity, strengthen the workforce, and improve opportunities for advancement in the restaurant industry, with a goal of building a sustainable restaurant community in Central Ohio.
Service! is working to build up the service industry by building up people. We are dedicated to empowering a diverse, trained workforce for the Central Ohio service industry. Our goal is to help break the cycle of financial insecurity among those working in the service industry by paving a path for career growth. In addition to distributing grants to support education, training, and staging opportunities for service-industry workers, we offer training, support in education, and access to resources and partnerships.
Service! has distributed over $60,000 in direct grants to hospitality workers to address short-term hardships for those who are experiencing a lack of resources to pay for essential expenses. To date, Service! has served more than 10,000 meals to unemployed service-industry professionals and their families.
Service! supports restaurant businesses that operate ethically, creating an equitable workplace with living wages and opportunities to advance so that businesses and workers can thrive together.
We stand for:
• An informed, motivated, professional restaurant-industry workforce.
• Businesses based on a foundation of equity, respect, and moving towards living wages.
• Fair food pricing.
• Health care coverage for workers.
• Robust diversity and inclusion in restaurants.
• Working in the restaurant industry as a noble, long-term career opportunity.
• Support for service-industry workers experiencing mental health and substance-use disorders.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals to provide critical grants to service-industry workers in Central Ohio. Your generous donation will fund our mission.
Stay Informed Volunteer, donate, partner, or learn more about what you can do to help. Restaurant workers, join our community to get connected to a community of people working to make big changes in the service industry.
The Service! Chef Auction was a huge success and a delicious way to support our mission and raise critical funds to fight hunger and financial insecurity among service industry workers in Central Ohio! All money raised will go to funding ongoing Service programs.
Alumni Board Member