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Food and Beverage Service Industry Nonprofit CORE Surpasses Goal in 2017

core (children of restaurant employees)

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees), a Nashville-based nonprofit organization with nationwide reach, has already exceeded their goal of support for 2017, helping more than 100 families across the country this year thus far. 

CORE, which grants support to children of food and beverage service employees navigating life-altering circumstances, has cared for recipients in more than 30 states, raised almost $3 million and supported almost 300 families since their inception in 2004. 

Most recently the organization has jumped in to offer support to the food and beverage service industry employees affected by the hurricanes, raising funds to help with the devastating aftermath they have been left to navigate. 

Comprised of past and present food and beverage service members, CORE and their team bring support, joy and a sense of caring to the families of those who work in the food and beverage service industry during times of emotional and financial strain caused by a death in the family, injury, medical condition diagnosis, loss of home or other sudden or extreme circumstance. 

“We are so thrilled to have been able to make a difference in the lives of more than 100 families this year through the help of our partners and supporters,” said Lauren LaViola, Executive Director of CORE. “The food and beverage service industry is a giant family that spends its days serving others, and we are honored to continue giving back to our own.” 

CORE aims to help even more families through the rest of 2017 and beyond. Through their corporate partnerships, monthly Bear-a-Factor individual donor program and volunteer ambassadors across the country, the organization seeks to make a true difference in the lives of this underserved community, bettering their circumstances one industry family at a time. For more information on the organization, visit www.coregives.org. 

About the author

Mike Raven

Mike Raven is the Managing Editor of in the Mix magazine. He has over 20 years of experience in distributor management in Florida with Southern Wine and Spirits, Premier Beverage Company and was the CEO of Lion Wines and Spirits.