APRON Inc and COVID-19
All of us at APRON are excited to see our beloved Independent Restaurants and Bars at full capacity, brimming with energy and with guests in celebratory moods.
We salute all our friends who worked so hard through the last year to make the restaurants safe for us, and who found new ways to make their businesses function.
Please know that our hearts go out to all who lost loved ones during the last 15 months. There are a lot of empty seats that we wish were still filled with old friends.
The virus really put APRON to the test- we received an unprecedented number of applications, and have paid out (as of June 2) $286,000 to 543 recipients from 170 different Independent Restaurants. We are very proud of the help we were able to give back to our community; and are humbled beyond words at the immense Community, Corporate, and Foundation support we received though the year.
As of June 30, 2021 we will no longer be offering the special Covid grants.
The heart of our mission, our regular grant program, will keep on stronger and more robust than ever. We also plan to add information seminars on topics touching on restaurant employment, i.e. taxes, insurance, addiction awareness, etc.
Please consider a donation today, no matter how small.
Just hit the Donation Button Below.
We offer a huge THANK YOU to
The Community Foundation of Louisville and The One Louisville Covid-19 Response Fund
Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits
Republic National Distributing Company
Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Kentucky
The Frederick B. And Ayako I. Phillips Foundation
Helping employees of Louisville’s Independent Restaurant Community since 2011
We have provided grants totaling $240,434 comprising 230 individual grants from 91 local restaurants.
Participating Support from 88 Independent Restaurants
“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.”
“We think of APRON Inc as an emergency safety net for employees in Louisville’s Independent Restaurants who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in terrible financial need.”
Gary Fox President APRON Inc.