BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Famous Fund, created by Jimmy’s Famous Seafood to help struggling bars and restaurants in Baltimore amid the coronavirus pandemic, is now a nonprofit organization.

Jimmy’s Famous Seafood started the fundraiser last month with the goal of raising $100,000 for locally-owned bars and restaurants.

READ MORE: Gov. Hogan Signs Bill To Allow Cocktails-To-Go, Alcohol Delivery Through June 2023


READ MORE: Gov. Larry Hogan Signs 226 Bills Into Maryland Law Tuesday, Including One Legalizing Sports Betting

Thanks to social media, it has quickly taken off, raising more than $370,000.

It then became The Famous Fund, which now falls under the umbrella of former Ravens kicker Matt Stover’s player philanthropy fund.

MORE NEWS: Baltimore's AFRAM Festival Will Be Back This Summer As A Hybrid Experience

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

CBS Baltimore Staff