Staff Emergency Fund

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Dear Vivant and Broad Leaf Supporter,

To say that this year has been a tough one for restaurants and our team members would be an understatement. We found our way through the first shutdown and designated all of your generous tips to a fund for our hourly team who were laid off. Thankfully we were able to hire back all interested staff members at reopen and hold onto that fund in anticipation of another shutdown this winter. With that second shutdown here, we recently distributed those funds to help them through this next chapter. Some of our team members are still working at a reduced capacity and some have chosen to be laid off, but they can all use that boost right now and we are grateful to have it for them.

A number of our regulars have asked if we will again designate tips to the laid off or underemployed hourly staff. Due to regulations, tips can only go to those tipped employees currently working, not to anyone else. To be able to better take care of ALL of our people we are instead starting a fund that we can distribute according to need. We are collecting donations through our Paypal account that will be used to help make ends meet for any of our team members that need financial assistance. If you would like to make a contribution to that fund, simply fill out this form and know that you will be helping our amazing team members get through the current shutdown, however long that may be.

In the meantime, we will continue to keep the bier garden open for as long as people keep coming to enjoy a beer or a meal outdoors. We will also keep takeout and delivery going for those wishing to stay in the comfort of their own homes.  Don't forget to add some beer to that food order as that helps us the most.

Thank you so much for your continued support of our business and our team!
Jason & Kris Spaulding

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