Kramer Beverage, a fourth-generation family-owned and operated beer wholesaler, has announced a $15,000 contribution to the Restaurant Strong Fund, which will directly support 30 restaurant and hospitality employees in eight South Jersey counties who were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Samuel Adams and The Greg Hill Foundation launched the Restaurant Strong Fund in March to support restaurant employees in their home state of Massachusetts. Together, they expanded the Restaurant Strong Fund to support restaurant workers nationwide, with Sam Adams kickstarting the fund with an additional $2,000,000 in contributions. In New Jersey, a total of $107,000 has been collected and distributed to date, with $44,000 distributed to workers in South Jersey.
Currently, the fund is focused on raising money in over 20 states, including NJ, and providing $500 grants to restaurant workers who have been affected by layoffs or furloughs. Kramer Beverage has joined the effort, and their contribution will directly benefit the local community by distributing grants to restaurant employees in Mercer, Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic, and Cape May Counties.
Kramer Beverage originated as a soft drink bottler and distributor during Prohibition. Now, 95 years later, Kramer Beverage has transformed into a major wholesale beverage distributor selling top brands like Sam Adams, Twisted Tea, and Truly Hard Seltzer as well as Miller, Coors, Corona, Yuengling, Guinness, Heineken and other fine beer, wine, and liquor brands.
Charitable work has always been a fundamental value at Kramer Beverage, and the company has previously supported multiple charitable organizations in the community, including AtlantiCare, Virtua Hospital, Stockton University, South Jersey Food Bank, just to name a few. In addition, Kramer is encouraging the public to contribute to Restaurant Strong, which will help provide additional grant support to help the men and women who serve us all.
Charles Kramer, Chairman of Kramer Beverage, stated “The past few months have been unprecedented times. Restaurants, bars, and casinos across New Jersey were forced to close their doors due to the COVID-19 crisis, laying off hundreds of thousands of restaurant and hospitality employees. Kramer Beverage is fortunate to sell and distribute products that the public wants and needs, and we hope this contribution will make an impact during this difficult time”.
To learn more about the Restaurant Strong Fund or make a donation to support additional New Jersey restaurant workers, please visit www.restaurantstrong.org. For more information on Kramer Beverage, please visit www.kramerbev.com.