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Serving the Servers donates $35,000

Serving the Servers, an initiative to help restaurant staff hit hard by the effects of the pandemic, will make its final distribution to workers this week.

Handy contribution: workers at Angelo’s Bistro with the vouchers for The MarketPlace, donated by Serving the Servers (Photograph supplied)

The initiative was conceived by Thomas Olunloyo, chief executive officer of Legal & General Reinsurance, who asked individuals and companies to contribute funds towards grocery gift cards. Bermuda Chamber of Commerce also participated in the scheme.

Over the last five months, Serving the Servers has raised $35,350, equating to 707 $50 grocery vouchers to be spent at The MarketPlace. Most of these vouchers have now been distributed to restaurant workers and the final batch will be handed out this week.

Mr Olunloyo said: “The coronavirus pandemic has had a lasting financial impact on all workers in the hospitality sector, but Serving the Servers made a huge difference at a time of great need.

“We are extremely grateful to all the individuals and organisations that donated to a campaign that was launched when Bermuda’s restaurant staff faced an uncertain future and were struggling to meet their basic needs.

“Now that Bermuda is well into Phase 4, we hope you will continue to support your favourite local restaurants by eating out often and tipping generously.”

Kendaree Burgess, CEO at the Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, said: “The Bermuda Chamber of Commerce has been pleased to be part of such an important campaign for our restaurant industry.

“We thank all members of our community who have personally donated and hosted fundraisers to support the Serving the Servers programme.

“The generous contributions have provided the restaurant sector support needed during the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I commend Thomas and his team for taking the initiative to create a programme that has aided so many.”

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Published October 13, 2020 at 4:00 am (Updated October 12, 2020 at 8:42 pm)

Serving the Servers donates $35,000

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