ABOUT THE CATALYST FUND

We are connecting the affected hospitality workforce with local non-profits to serve and provide hunger relief to communities.

The Northwest Arkansas Council, The Pack Shack, and Pure Charity teamed with Get Shift Done to launch Get Shift Done for Northwest Arkansas, which connects adversely affected hospitality industry workers with our community. The result: Laid-off workers are paid an hourly wage providing hunger relief to the food insecure in our community.

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the hospitality industry and put our already at-risk populations in desperate need of meals. Nonprofit organizations that serve this population are experiencing spikes in the need for volunteers to meet the escalating challenge.

The solution? Pay laid-off food industry workers to help Northwest Arkansas hunger relief efforts.

The Get Shift Done initiative launched in North Texas to address food service workers who have lost their paychecks and provide much-needed help for nonprofits working to alleviate hunger. The Northwest Arkansas Council and The Pack Shack learned about the innovative program, contacted Get Shift Done, and quickly launched Get Shift Done for Northwest Arkansas. It uses Shiftsmart technology to register workers for paid shifts at local hunger relief nonprofits