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Hawaii Is Sending $500 Restaurant Cards to Residents Affected by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a crushing blow to the economy and has left many out of work.And in the restaurant industry, indoor dining restrictions have left many establishments fighting to survive.But in Hawaii, the state is hoping to address these two problems with one proverbial stone.The local government will provide $500 restaurant debit cards to unemployed residents.The Hawaii Restaurant Card program is mailing the prepaid debit cards to around 116,000 Hawaiian workers.The cards can be used only to purchase food and non-alcoholic beverages at restaurants in the state of Hawaii. The cards will work from now until December 15—with any unused money going back to the state

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