Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Donate to Harlem Restaurant’s COVID Relief Fund
In SummaryThe Duke and Duchess of Sussex ate at Melba’s Restaurant in South Harlem, New York and donated $25K to the employee’s relief fund.
Restaurant workers, especially those who are hourly, have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, there is an increase of workers quitting their jobs due to low salaries.
There are famous people that are contributing money for those workers who put the time and energy into making their food. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did just that while they were dining at Melba’s Restaurant in Harlem. According to Harper’s Bazaar, the couple donated $25,000 to the restaurant’s employee relief fund, designed to help out the hourly employees.
The famous Harlem restaurant established the Melba’s COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund in collaboration with Team Unity Incorporated, a non-profit organization. According to Melba’s Restaurant’s website, “The goal of the fund is to raise a minimum of $250,000 to provide financial relief to the dozens of hourly workers impacted at Melba’s.”
Additionally, 90% of the money will go to the employees and the rest will go to Team Unity Incorporated.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex wanted to lend a helping hand after they heard about their efforts, according to Harper’s Bazaar.
Melba Wilson, the owner of Melba’s Restaurant, was grateful for the couple’s donation and she posted a picture of the three in the restaurant on Instagram.
“It was such an honor to officially welcome Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Melba’s! I am so thankful for their commitment to donate $25k and hope to welcome them back soon. Thank you for dining with us!” she said in the post.