Free Meals for Families Of Restaurant Workers Navigating Life-Altering Circumstances: Ordermark Partners with CORE

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Seeking sponsors, partners to help “take care of the people who take care of customers”

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"Growing up in the restaurant industry, I’ve seen the impact that kindness and hospitality can have on those in need" - Alex Canter, CEO

Ordermark today announced that it has begun providing meals to families of food and beverage service employees navigating life-altering circumstances, through a partnership with CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees).

Ordermark, which helps restaurants generate new revenue and profits by adding all available delivery services in a single dashboard and kitchen printer, will donate and/or deliver free restaurant meals to families identified by CORE, through OrdermarkCares.

There are 15.1 million restaurant workers -- 10 percent of the US workforce -- who serve as the backbone of an industry and economy; yet many workers do not have either insurance or a financial cushion to help them through an unexpected crisis like a serious illness. This partnership aims to help in one small way, with hopes for even greater help as it adds partners and donors.

“Growing up in the restaurant industry, I’ve seen the impact that kindness and hospitality can have on those in need,” said Alex Canter, CEO and co-founder of Ordermark. “Part of the reason we built Ordermark was to help restaurants add new profit streams that help them compete and grow revenue in this digital era, so that they can take better care of the people who take care of their customers.

“But the reality is, for many restaurant workers, the margin between getting by comfortably and crisis can be razor thin: a life-altering event can wipe out savings in an instant. So we created OrdermarkCares to find a way to give back to our industry in a tangible way. The work that CORE is doing is a perfect fit,” Canter added.

With CORE, OrdermarkCares has identified families of restaurant workers with children or parents in and out of hospitals and is providing meals from restaurants to either the hospital or the home, to offer moments of deliciousness, respite, and even delight -- and give families one less thing to worry about, financially.

“For 15 years, CORE has been the nationally-recognized community of support for all food and beverage service families in need, ensuring they feel cared for and valued. In times of strain brought on by family death, injury or diagnosed medical condition, or other sudden or extreme circumstances, food and beverage families can become overwhelmed -- financially and emotionally,” said Lauren LaViola, CORE Executive Director. “So partnering with OrdermarkCares is ideal: offering a nice restaurant meal to a family that makes its own living in restaurants is perfect -- putting them on the receiving end of others’ work and kindness.”

Both OrdermarkCares and CoreGives welcome partners nationwide who want to help. Restaurants, online ordering services, hospitals, doctors, and other potential sponsors can get involved by visiting COREgives.org or OrdermarkCares.org.

About Ordermark:
Ordermark helps restaurants maximize profits and lower costs by sending orders from multiple online ordering services to a single dashboard and printer. Created in the kitchen of world-famous Canter’s Deli in Los Angeles by a fourth generation restaurateur, Ordermark helps small restaurants as well as thousands of brands nationwide, including many of the world's top restaurant chains such as Which Wich, Buffalo Wild Wings, Little Caesars, Papa Johns, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Yogurtland, and Sonic. The company is based in Los Angeles, California, with an office in Denver, Colorado. For more information visit Ordermark.com.

About CORE:
Since 2004, CORE has raised more than $4.5 million and granted support to more than 650 families from across the industry and the country. Contributions from our COREporate donors, foundation grants, events and promotions and individual donors allow CORE to provide grants that keep our families safe, healthy, and happy. CORE has supported food and beverage service families in 43 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico, and we have Board Members, and Ambassadors across the country that help spread the word and gain awareness of CORE’s mission. Visit coregives.org to learn more.

About OrdermarkCares:
OrdermarkCares works with community organizations to identify families of restaurant workers battling serious illness or other life-altering events, then through partnerships with restaurants, food delivery platforms, and donors, we provide delicious free meals to the hospital or home. Through our founding sponsor, Ordermark, we have the know-how and technology to coordinate food delivery nationwide. OrdermarkCares relies on building close relationships with food delivery platforms, restaurants, and industry influencers nationwide: to join us, please visit OrdermarkCares.org.

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