APRON, Inc. was founded in 2011 by a group of individuals with ties to the local restaurant community. Apron supporters include owners, servers, chefs and others concerned about our local independent food and beverage service workers. They realize that independent restaurant employees may be susceptible to financial distress in times of crisis.

The mission of APRON, Inc. is to provide temporary, limited financial relief to professional food and beverage workers in the Louisville, KY metro area who work at locally-owned establishments and who are experiencing financial distress due to illness, accident, emergency, or catastrophic event through no fault of their own.

We envision a world where the employees of independent food & beverage establishments have the resources available to help them achieve financial & personal well-being, leading to thriving restaurants and thriving communities.

APRON, Inc. has been granted tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

As an enthusiastic early supporter, the late local restaurant entrepreneur Dean Corbett commented, “The local restaurant community is a very large family. As with any caring family we work together to help our own. I’m proud to be a supporter of APRON, Inc. and urge you to financially assist this worthwhile endeavor.”

Food service workers and their families may apply for assistance by submitting an application to APRON, Inc.