The Atlanta Hawks, through the Hawks Foundation, and State Farm are providing support and resources to deliver meals for the front-line workers treating COVID-19 patients at Emory Healthcare.
The innovative, multi-week meal program will bolster the Atlanta restaurant community by allowing local, well-known restaurants to re-employ workers who were recently laid off or furloughed due to the financial effects of the COVID-19 situation.
The Hawks Foundation and State Farm are funding the preparation of 4,000 meals weekly to serve approximately 1,000 healthcare workers restaurant-quality, nutritious meals. Six Emory Healthcare hospital locations will receive meals for care team members treating those suffering from COVID-19 symptoms.
"The work of the medical community in combating COVID-19 across the nation has been inspiring and absolutely incredible. While there is no way to truly repay our doctors, nurses, first responders and other healthcare workers for making this sacrifice and taking the risks they are taking every day, this effort is an important way to show our great appreciation of their heroic work on behalf of the city of Atlanta," said Principal Owner Tony Ressler. "We are also proud that this program will aid our friends in the restaurant community, allowing many Atlantans in the food industry to keep or regain employment during this difficult time."