Even if you’re one of the many fans of “Food Network” who could do without his platinum spikes and mannerisms, Guy Fieri is deserving of your respect. He proved back in 2018 that he is one of the good people when he fed thousands affected by the wildfires in California.
And how he has done it again. Bloomberg Businessweek explains:
On March 27, as businesses across the U.S. were starting to feel the devastating effects of pandemic-related closures, Fieri started the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. The vast majority of the money he raised came after personal pleas to the likes of Moët Hennessy USA, PepsiCo, and Uber Eats, whose sponsorship has collectively helped roughly 43,000 people receive $500 grants.
That works out to $21,500,000, and he accomplished the feat in seven weeks. That’s “out of bounds,” as the host of “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” might say upon sampling a dish he likes.
As the article further notes, he “has also produced a documentary, Restaurant Hustle 2020, spotlighting the challenges the industry continues to face.”