FRANKLIN, Tenn., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this week, Barefoot Wine announced an initial $100,000 donation to Children of Restaurant Employees' (CORE), followed by an announcement on Friday's Jimmy Kimmel Live! Minilogue episode of an incremental $200,000 donation, totaling $300,000. This generous donation will support restaurant employees and their families directly impacted by a COVID-19 diagnosis and in need of basic needs support.
"CORE is grateful for the opportunity to work with Barefoot Wine and ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! to support our mission of providing assistance and impactful programs to food and beverage service employees and their children," said Executive Director at CORE, Sheila G. Bennett. "Barefoot's generosity along with the strong support of Jimmy Kimmel Live! provided us with a great opportunity to raise funds for restaurant employees diagnosed with COVID-19 and their families." She added, "We are so thankful for this collective support and have seen a significant increase in online donations since the minilogue aired."
"Community is more important than ever and Barefoot is proud to help CORE in achieving their mission to extend relief to restaurant employees and their children," said Anna Bell, Vice President of Marketing at Barefoot. "A huge thanks to Jimmy Kimmel Live! for showing their support for CORE and helping to do even greater good for the restaurant community and their families."
Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE) supports the children of food and beverage employees who are faced with a health crisis or the impact of a natural disaster. As the world faces the biggest pandemic in our lifetime, we will provide support to food and beverage service employees, with children, who have been directly impacted by a COVID-19 diagnosis. Documentation is required. If you are a qualifying industry employee and are diagnosed with COVID-19, visit CORE to apply for assistance. To learn more and help more families in the restaurant industry, donate to CORE at www.coregives.org.
At Barefoot® we believe in bringing something better to the table and making new friends around the globe. We are honored to be the most awarded wine brand in the world known for our innovative approach to winemaking and our diverse collection of delicious, refreshing wines. Barefoot offers 21 still wines and 11 sparkling Barefoot Bubbly® wines. Barefoot® also offers wine-based Spritzer cans made in a fizzy and light wine style with added hints of fruit flavor, as well as our newest offering, Barefoot Hard Seltzers.
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