A small county in the state of Washington, USA, has launched a community initiative to help workers in the food and beverage industry.

Three local beverage companies in Yakima County have come together to help. We Are Yakima is a collaboration between I Heart Yakima, Bale Breaker Brewing Company, Tieton Cider Works and Gilbert Cellars to raise money for workers in need.

To support the fund, people can  donate directly or buy special beverages from each business, including: Bale Breaker Brewing Company’s Hazy IPA, “You Are Not Alone”, Tieton Cider Works’s “We Are Yakima” bundle of their Lavender Honey Cider, and Gilbert Cellars’s “We Are Yakima” Unoaked Chardonnay.

The funds will go toward buying gift cards from locally owned grocery stores, which will be given to workers in the food and beverage industry in Yakima County. Recipients can be referred by anyone in the community by filling out an online form.

All around the world the true heart of hospitality has been on show, particularly in small, local communities where people have come together to help during this unprecedented time.