ACF-LI COVID – 19 Status Update and Resources

ACF-LI COVID-19 Status Update & Resources
 MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

We are actively monitoring best available information, sharing resources, information, and support with our neighboring ACF-Chapters. Some of our members are essential industry personnel, providing essential services in this response, shout out to those individuals; gratitude to our suppliers, first responders and healthcare workers. We encourage all our members take this seriously and in every possible instance Stay Home, Stay Safe, to Save Lives.
           
As the pandemic continues to ignite news stories in our community, nation, and world, New York City leads the U.S. with confirmed number of cases and a comprehensive response. We are a community and industry known for making dreams come true and achieving great feats. We are now being tested on these fronts. And we stand firmly with our family, friends, and colleagues in and around NYC.
 
Thank you to those who reached out and suggested additional resources to share. Stick with it, so we can hold together. We know from the responses this week, that resources we compiled last week was helpful for many of you, and loved ones to regain a sense of control over this situation. This week we have highlighted new items in RED, and below new info, we will be keeping relevant previously communicated items. All members can ask the Executive Board of Directors Here questions, provide suggestions or request support.
 
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NEW STUFF UNEMPLOYMENT LINK Here to file for NY State unemployment insuranceWith the Senate passing a 2 Trillion dollar deal, increased unemployment benefits are working their way through our political system.You may be eligible for lump sum payments and/or full salary unemployment for up to 4 monthsUseful info https://www.themuse.com/advice/what-you-need-to-know-about-unemployment 

NEED SANITIZER? $2.50 / Unit – Reserve by 3/31/2020 (Tuesday)We have a supplier and are making a large order – estimated delivery first week of April ASAP Send an email with your request to Andrew.Greene@LIChefs.com who is coordinating order, ship-to, and distribution. Payment will filter through Treasurer.Order in increments of 10 please & splitting with friends, family, co-workers is welcomeItem Description – 2-ounce Hand Sanitizer$2.50 per unit / Case $100 is 40 unitsOrder minimum $350 per shipping address (continental U.S.)

  Units        Cost $    10.00       $ 25.00   
20.00      $ 50.00   
30.00      $ 75.00   
40.00      $ 100.00 
140.00     $ 350.00 

ACF-LI HARDSHIP FUNDWe will be establishing a Cheddar Up secure link for collecting funds for those members under immediate hardship such as COVID-19 related unemployment. NEED TO TALK? Crisis Text Line: 741-741 for free, confidential, 24/7 help.Speak with mental health professional, call New York State COVID-19 hotline 1-844-863-9314 Qualifying Life Event (QLE) – May Entitle Retirement/Health Contributions Adjustments We do not claim to be an HR or benefits advisor or expert, you should reach out to your company’s HR department and/or government agency for additional informationAccording to Healthcare.gov: “A change in your situation — like getting married, having a baby, or losing health coverage — that can make you eligible for a Special Enrollment Period, allowing you to enroll in health insurance outside the yearly Open Enrollment Period. Benefits Life…Other qualifying events “Changes in your income that affect the coverage you qualify for”Go to https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/qualifying-life-event/ for more DISCOUNT CODE “ACF” FOR GratefulProduceLink Here for Organic & Conventional Produce Home Delivery OptionsFree delivery Order by midnight for next day delivery (multiple delivery days, check website www.GratefulProduce.co for more) don’t forget to use promo code ACF! RIVERA PRODUCE OFFERING 4 K CASES OF PRODUCE TO ACFLI TO POTENTIALLY ASSIGN  CURBSIDE PICK-UP, SPECIAL HOURS, & HOME DELIVERYStop & Shop offering At-Risk Seniors Only Shopping Hours open from 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.Karl Ehmer Butcher, (Patchogue): curbside pickup. More info: 631-289-3448Chub Meats, (Medford) curbside pickup or delivery ($75 minimum for free delivery). Currently, orders are being delivered. More info: 631-475-9191Main Street Meats (Farmingdale): Curbside pick-up or delivery the next day. $50 minimum. More info: 516-249-8200Off the Block Kitchen & Meats (Sayville) Now both the meat counter and the restaurant menu are available for curbside pick up and free local delivery ($50 min) More info: 631-573-6655Prime Fine Catering & Butcher, (Garden City): There’s same-day curbside pick up and a $50 minimum for free delivery. More info: 516-505-3255Fulton Fish Market, (Bronx) Free delivery over $125. More info:www.fultonfishmarket.comGra-Bar Fish, (Copiague): Call before noon free same-day delivery info: 516-876-0441OurHarvest, Produce including Organic (Hicksville). More info: ourharvest.comDiCarlo Foods Distributor, (Holtsville): Cash & Carry More info: 631?758?6000Larkfield Pasta Shop (East Northport): Curbside pickup for fresh pasta & sauces, and local same day delivery. More info: 631-757-2404Baldor Distributor (Bronx), $250 minimum. More info: www.baldorfood.comLink Here Newsday Article: Long Island butchers, fish markets and more pivot to deliveryLink Here to Edible Long Island list of all restaurants offering deliveryLink Here Grocery stores like Stop & Shop will offer special shopping hours for older customers, who are at higher risk for severe cases of COVID-19. ACF NATIONAL | From the Desk of Heidi Cramb | Executive DirectorTo ensure the safety of the staff, The ACF National Office has instituted remote working for its entire staff.We have placed a priority on reducing our cost of operations while maintaining our service to all members. We have moved to a 4-day work week (closed on Fridays) and made the difficult business decision to temporarily eliminate six positions.  Please allow 24 hours for our staff to get back to you during these trying times. If you have left a message on a Friday, we will respond on Monday.    ACF NATIONAL | From the CVOID-19 Update Page HereUpdated: March 23, 2020 The wellbeing of our members, associates and partners is of paramount importanceTherefore, beginning immediately, and throughout the next six months, should you not be able to renew your membership, please call Membership (904) 824-4468 at the ACF National Office, or emailMembership@ACFChefs.netHere  Donate to ACF Disaster Response commission SUPPLIES DRIVE – Collecting Gloves from Kitchens, Storerooms, and Food-Service Inventory Link Here to Long Island WeeklyNassau County – Eisenhower Park, Parking Field 3, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow. Donations will be accepted on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until April 3.Suffolk County – accepted weekdays at the Suffolk County Fire Academy, 102 East Avenue, Yaphank from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.To make a large donation of supplies or if you know of a potential vendor who may provide assistance, email FRESfinance@suffolkcountyny.gov | call Joel Vetter at (631) 872-1252. JOB PLACEMENT (Hiring or Looking) EmailRoland.Iadanza@Lichefs.comACFLI would like to serve our community and fellow Chefs in their time of need. There are opportunities opening currently and when we get through this pandemic there will be numerous openings to fill.Employers hiring please submit employment requests through email with position, location, and contact information along with any other relevant information (website, start date, benefits, & salary)Any member who is out of work and uncertain of their job status may submit their resumes in confidence to Roland through email.Please spread the word to associates, colleagues etc, that are not currently ACFLI members.  Let’s all be prepared and proactive moving forward. 
REMINDERSNeed Supplies – Here are some Useful links: Here To Ready Refresh In-Home Water Delivery Service ($50 off first order plus free delivery with reoccurring)Here To D’Artagnan – for premium fresh meats, chicken, steaks, duck, foie gras, and groceries (20% off select items and refer a friend give $25, get $25)Here For PeapodHere Restaurant Depot is available on InstaCart (Free first delivery)Here To Grainger’s Emergency Response – COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CHECKLIST and  they also sell tools, light bulbs, etc. Want to help? Here are a few links and ways how: Here Ronald McDonald House Charity of Long Island (looking for meals for 80 dropped off or $500 donations to cover meals)Here to Lighthouse Mission in Bellport, NYHere  Pronto People Helping People of Long Island (looking for funds, or drop off ingredients to be deployed into the Brentwood and greater Long Island community)Have another Charity you know of that needs help? Email EBOD Here Where can I get more information about coronavirus?New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline: (888) 364-3065https://www.health.ny.gov/(translations available)Additional Governmental CVOID-19 Links below: Here For World Health Organization – WHO Updates and resources to protect yourselfHere To  Centers for Disease Control – CDC Protect Yourself & What TO-DO If You Are SickHere To New York State Department of Health UpdatesHere To  NYC Department of Health UpdatesHere To  Nassau County CVOID-19 Updates Page / Coronavirus Hotline: (516) 227-9570Here To  Suffolk County CVOID-19 Updates Page
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