The overwhelming response from the community inspired other chefs around the country to create similar programs, working directly with The LEE Initiative and Maker’s Mark. Restaurant workers must bring in proof of recent employment (paystubs will suffice) and will receive hot meals, toiletries, cleaning supplies, diapers, formula, personal hygiene items, and more. Times, days and exact details vary between relief centers.

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Most of these relief centers are funded for the next two weeks but are hoping to be able to stay open longer with donations via

These relief centers include:


Chef Edward Lee at 610 Magnolia

Washington, DC

Chef Edward Lee at Succotash


Chef Jose Salazar at Mita’s

Los Angeles

Chef Nancy Silverton at Chi Spacca


Chef Paul Kahan at Big Star


Chef Edouardo Jordan at Salare


Chef Alon Shaya at Safta


Chef Greg Braxtrom at Olmsted and Nate Adler at Gertie’s


Chefs Ouita Michel and Samantha Fore at Great Bagel Bakery

New Orleans 

Chef Donald Link at Cochon


Chef Linton Hopkins at Restaurant Eugene

For more information on the relief efforts, please follow The LEE Initiative on social media . For details on each chef’s relief center, including addresses, days and times of operation, and more, please visit their individual social media pages, linked above.