***APPLICATION – is closed until additional funding can be generated***

The Hospitality Worker Relief Fund was created to help hospitality industry employees experiencing extraordinary hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Through this Fund, and in partnership with the Virginia Beach Restaraunt Association, Virginia Beach Hotel Association, local businesses and donors, the PingPongGIVES Charity Foundation will be granting FOOD LION (Sandbridge) grocery store shopping sprees to hospitality industry employees who have been impacted by COVID-19, and are experiencing the challenges of panic, anxiety, stress, depression and other mental pressures that come with loss of employment and income. After all, it is the mission of the PingPong.GIVES Charity foundation to improve Brain Fitness and Mental Health.

In our small way, these grocery shopping certificates are designed to help those who are faced with the inevitable question of “How will I put food on the table?”

We plan to select a minimum of 30 individuals or families who need it the most, and provide each with Food Lion GROCERY SHOPPING GIFT CERTIFICATES.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?* The following application is intended to help the selection committee understand the depth of complications being faced by those met with unemployment and job loss. All applications will be considered and verified for legitimacy, and those indicating greatest needs and opportunities to help will be selected. Eligibility requirements are listed below application.

Please apply below:


*Who is eligible:

Funds will be available for restaurant and foodservice employees who can demonstrate that they:

Worked on a part- or full-time basis in the restaurant industry for at least 90 days in the past year; and

Have had a primary source of income in the hospitality industry for the last year; and

Have experienced a decrease in needed wages or loss of job on or after March 10, 2020 that results in a lack of resources to pay for essential expenses; and

Live in Tidewater / Hampton Roads region, VA.

Are over the age of 21

Individuals related to employees or board members of the Va. Beach Restaurant Association or Va. Beach Hotel Association, VBTTA, business / individual donors, or Food Lion employees ARE NOT eligible for grants. All grants are made at the discretion of the PingPong.GIVES Charity Foundation, Food Lion and select donor partners.

All grants will be made in the PPGTF sole discretion, and the PPGTF reserves the right to change eligibility requirements at any time based on changing conditions and in accordance with tax rules.