Samuel Adams, Citadel Country Spirit USA’s newest sponsor partner, has teamed up with The Greg Hill Foundation to support restaurant workers impacted by COVID-19 closures. More than $2.8 million has been raised to date and the effort is still going strong.Restaurant Strong began in Massachusetts on March 18 and brought in $500,000 in donations in just two weeks. The fund has now expanded with Samuel Adams kickstarting each individual fund with $100,000.

“We stand with and want to extend a toast to the restaurant workers who have had our backs for so many years, from serving our favorite beers to celebrating life’s most memorable moments with us,” Sam Adams said in a statement.

Citadel Country Spirit USA is pleased to welcome Samuel Adams, one if the world’s most awarded breweries, to the festival’s roster of esteemed sponsors and proudly supports the Restaurant Strong Fund.

To recognize the waitstaff, bartenders, line cooks and kitchen staff who need our help, donate to the Restaurant Strong Fund at Restaurant workers, who must meet minimum qualifications, are encouraged to share their story and apply for a grant on the website.