Guy Fieri Raised $21.5M for Restaurant Workers, Praised for Doing 'More Than Congress'

Dec 24, 2020 697

BY: Benjamin Fearnow

Food Network host Guy Fieri worked to raise more than $21.5 million in seven weeks to help unemployed restaurant workers, prompting many to praise him for "doing more than Congress" to assist struggling hospitality employees during the pandemic.

The longtime TV host of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives made personal pleas with large corporate sponsors, including PepsiCo, Uber Eats and Moët Hennessy USA, to support his Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. Fieri started the fund on March 27 as the COVID-19 pandemic was rapidly spreading through the U.S. and much of the world. 

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