Crossroads Kitchen Staff Fund

For 7 years, the servers, hosts, runners/bussers, bartenders/barbacks and back of the house cooks have brought you incredible food and service intended to make your lunch, brunch, or dinner with Crossroads Kitchen a special treat.  With the shelter-in-place orders, and limitations on restaurant operations, more than 50 Crossroads staff members were laid off as the restaurant moved to take out/meal kit to go operations. We are asking for your financial assistance in this time of need in meeting the laid off employees' needs, recognizing that while emergency unemployment benefits and the new “stimulus” check might be available, those funds are materially less than the prior wages and the financial needs of those placed out of work.

We set a goal of $50,000 to help buffer the current financial crisis.  Crossroads separately agreed to contribute on a matching basis up to $20,000, creating a fund of at least $40,000.  Because we have now crossed that threshold (through your amazing support, that we hope continues), Crossroads will now match your generous contributions so that we can now make our first planned distribution of $41,000!!!  Amazing!!

We will be withdrawing the funds in two phases: (1) now, to help pay start of the month bills, and (2) in two more weeks (April 20).  We will place the funds into a TRB Melrose, LLC/Crossroads Kitchen general account (for administrative ease) and immediately pay directly to displaced employees their allocated amount which they can use to meet their obligations.  These are not wages/will not be treated as wages, so they will get the full allocated amount.

For those who have enjoyed our service, food, and hospitality at the restaurant, we hope you can assist those in need.

Your displaced Crossroads Staff Members


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    • 4 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Matt Wise 
Los Angeles, CA
Tal Ronnen 
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