“It’s Devastating”: Restaurant Employees Struggle to Pay Rent, Bills

By Jada Montemarano

April 2, 2020

We are officially into April, which means rent is due and bills need to be paid. Many workers — particularly those in the restaurant industry — have been laid off or are enduring reduced hours, which makes it difficult to keep up with payments.

Olive Restobar is just one restaurant that is trying its best to help its employees at the beginning of a new month.

It may look like a small grocery store, but Carlos Celis is actually shopping at the Olive Restobar where he works as a bartender. The best part: it’s all free.

Celis can bring fresh meat, veggies, and milk home to his family who are struggling during this time.

“Yes, this helps. Anything little helps,” said Celis.

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