In this unprecedented time, many people are in need. As COVID-19 directives have closed public spaces, many in the restaurant and hospitality industries are wondering where their next meal will come from. 

We wanted to be part of the solution.  And, Staff Meal Dallas was formed. 

Staff Meal is a project from FestEvents Foundation. The goal of this initiative is to provide aid and support to the restaurant industry and all of its community during this uncertain time. 

For 10 weeks starting on April 11th, Staff Meal provided 8-serving meal packs for restaurant and hospitality workers in need. 

As the restrictions are being lifted in Texas and our industry is heading back to work, Staff Meal is restructured our efforts with the goal of helping restaurants get back on their feet while still feeding those in need. 

“Staff Meal Special” launched on July 1st, enabling in-need restaurant workers to pick up a 2-serving meal from a local restaurant. Each week will feature a different restaurant and dish.  

Staff Meal is THRILLED to be recognized as “Hero” by D Magazine in their Best of Big D Heroes Edition.  


Donate Here!


Participating in the Staff Meal Special is as easy as 1-2-3!

Receive Staff Meal Special Notifications

The “Staff Meal Special” Program launched the first week of July.  You must complete our one-time registration to receive notifications about the location and menu each week.  Fill out our 2-minute form by clicking on the button below. 


Register for Staff Meal Special Here!




Thank YOU to participating restaurants!


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Help us keep the momentum going!  



Leave a Tip


   pays for a meal kit

For the cost of what you would tip on a nice meal you can cover a meal for 2. 

donate $25

Big Tipper


   pays for 4 meal kits

Show how big we do things in Texas by pitching in big. This would cover 2-serving meals for multiple families

Donate $100

Feed the Crew


   pays for 200 meals


Cover the tab for one week’s Staff Meal Special.  We’ll recognize you as a sponsor, and if you come by that night we’ll buy you a drink to celebrate your awesomeness. 


Donate $1000

Spread the Love 


   pays for 600 meals

A donation this big would let Staff Meal Special offer meal pick ups and many more locations!  This could be epic! Huge! And we’d be sure to thank you in style!

DONATE $2500


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Special Thanks: 

Author Addison Brae is graciously donating a portion of proceeds from sales of her book “Dark Energy” to support Staff Meal.  You can get your copy here.