SHFM Announces COVID-19 Membership Relief Program

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SHFM announced a new membership program which provides relief for any member of the hospitality industry, whether they have been an SHFM member previously or never a member. Any hospitality worker who has been displaced from their place of employment due to the COVID-19 crisis is eligible for the program.

SHFM“It is SHFM’s hope that this program will provide hospitality individuals who have been displaced an opportunity to network with our members and therefore expand their pool of opportunity in the industry. It doesn’t matter which segment an individual has worked, we welcome everyone to leverage the value of SHFM and SHFM membership,” says SHFM President Damian Monticello. He continued by saying “this membership, valid through 12/31/2021, will provide access to all of SHFM’s outstanding resources: original research, education sessions and most importantly, our outstanding network of industry professionals.”

The SHFM relief program is limited by the following criteria:

  • The last previous place of employment must be in the foodservice industry.
  • Those applying must provide proof of displacement.
  • All memberships will be approved by the SHFM leadership.

Should an individual become re-employed in the industry or another industry, the complimentary membership will cease at the end of the month employment is obtained.

SHFM encourages those re-employed to join at the regular membership rates at the end of their displacement. Those joining at the regular rates will have a membership expiration date one year from the start of the paying membership.

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This opportunity is available to SHFM members at the end of their membership period or any non-member in the industry who becomes displaced.

For more information on this program, please contact SHFM Executive Director, Tony Butler at tbutler@hqtrs.com.

All hospitality industry professionals who meet the above criteria may apply for membership using this link: https://form.jotform.com/210205118976150.


The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management is the pre-eminent national association serving the needs and interests of executives in the corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality industries. Our principal role is to enhance the ability of our members to achieve career and business objectives in an ethical, responsible and professional climate. For more information, please visit their website.

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