FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Earlier this week, E & J Gallo’s 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.”
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