Food is Good Restaurant Worker Relief Fund

To our community of supporters:

On Tuesday, March 17th, we closed our doors at The Ordinary and FIG restaurant in Charleston, SC indefinitely. We are heartbroken that we are not able to serve our community right now. More importantly, we are deeply concerned for our team, their families, and our close network of purveyors who rely on us. In seventeen years in business together, we have never seen anything that threatens the health and stability of our beloved community the way this will.

We take pride in nourishing our community, especially in times of crisis. Now we are calling on you to help us provide immediate relief to our team so we can be there for you when the dust settles. Our top priority is keeping our employees’ health insurance coverage from ceasing. Our next priority is to feed our team and their families during this time of financial crisis. Finally, we intend to continue to purchase from our family of purveyors as long as possible, to help mitigate their losses and nourish our team. We need your help to do this.

We appreciate donations in any amount. Here are some of the ways in which your donation can help:

$25 will help us keep the lights on

$50 will purchase 10 pounds of vegetables from our local farmers

$100 will purchase 8 local chickens or 10 pounds of local fish

$250 will feed the entire staff for one day

$395 will sponsor one employee’s health coverage for an entire month

The future is uncertain and the livelihoods of so many people are hanging in the balance. We must band together and take care of one another. Please consider making a donation to help support our family. Every dollar matters.

We look forward to opening our doors and welcoming you back soon! Until then, stay safe and healthy and know you are our light at the end of the tunnel.


Mike & Adam
Owners/Operators of FIG & The Ordinary

Donations ()

  • Nancy Morton 
    • $100 
    • 6 hrs
  • Sea Island Forge 
    • $100 
    • 7 hrs
  • Travis Howell 
    • $500 
    • 10 hrs
  • Lynn Morton 
    • $100 
    • 1 d
  • Gwen Cowden 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
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Mike Lata 
Charleston, SC
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