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May 6, 2020

13 Atlanta Heroes: The Companies and People Fighting For Our Community

13 Atlanta Heroes: The Companies and People Fighting For Our Community

We love our city and miss our daily treks around town to find the perfect office spaces for our clients. But while we’re at home, we’re seeing some of our favorite local spots and Atlanta businesses step up for our community.

Check out the work our neighbors are doing and spread the word.

Atlanta Community Food Bank
The Food Bank is partnering with schools to feed families who have lost access to school meals. The Food Bank is providing weekly food distributions at 20+ sites across five local school districts Each distribution will provide approximately 10,000 pounds of food directly into local communities. Learn more about ACFB.

Goodr
This Atlanta start-up’s mission is to reduce food waste, serve the food-insecure, and save money for companies all in one easy-to-use platform. Right now they are partnering with Atlanta Public Schools to help provide meals to children while schools are closed. According to a social media post on the company’s website, they’re distributing meals at five locations in the metro area. Learn more about Goodr.

TONS of Atlanta Restaurants:

Clues & Cocktails

Clues and Cocktails, Axe Throwing Atlanta, and Room Escape Atlanta have come together to provide and deliver cooked meals (lunch or dinner) to high-risk with a goal to deliver 5,000 meals. Learn more about C&C.

Chopt

Chopt’s “Feed the Frontline” Initiative shows an outpouring of support for our healthcare workers with salads delivered to hospitals all over the Atlanta area. The company has already served over 1,000 meals and raised $250,000 to support its effort. Learn more about Chopt.

Sock’s Love Barbeque

This famed, local BBQ joint in Cumming, GA is offering meals for food-insecure children and adults who have lost jobs on a daily basis. Learn more about Sock’s Love.

Bun Mi

Bun Mi, the Vietnamese sandwich shop in Buckhead, is supporting healthcare workers by offering to match any of its meals purchased for donation to medical personnel. Learn more about Bun Mi.

Chai Pani

Chai Pani Restaurant Group launched a silent auction to benefit its employee relief fund. Items include a one-of-a-kind dinner or a cooking lesson with five-time James Beard Award semi-finalist Meherwan Irani, private cocktail lessons, and a chef’s table dinner. Learn more about Chai Pani.

American Spirit Works

This by-day distillery in midtown began making hand sanitizer as part of a Give One, Get One program. For each bottle purchased, they donate an equivalent amount to a hospital or non-profit in need. Learn more about ASW.

Giving Kitchen
Giving Kitchen (GK) is a nonprofit organization inspired to provide financial stability to workers in the hospitality industry.

According to their most recent update, Giving Kitchen provided $21,089 in financial assistance to 12 food service workers in crisis over the past week. Since the COVID-19 crisis reached Georgia, Giving Kitchen has provided $232,912 in financial assistance to 152 food service workers in crisis. Learn more about Giving Kitchen.

MailChimp
Mailchimp, a staple to the Atlanta tech community, has made $500,000 in unrestricted funds available to key community partners to fight the devastation of the virus on Atlanta and it’s families. They’ve granted $100,000 each to these organizations to further enable the important work they’re doing: the Brooklyn Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund, the Center for Civic Innovation, Goodr, Keep Oakland Housed, and New Story Charity. Learn more about MailChimp.

Home Depot
While their stores remain open to the public, The Home Depot is expanding benefits for all full-time employees and added 240 hours of paid time off for employees at 65 years or older who are considered high risk as well as extended paid-time-off for all employees. In addition to serving their own team well, they’ve stopped the sale of all N95 masks and donated their supplies to healthcare providers along with millions of dollars in medical supplies. Learn more about The Home Depot.

BlackRock
Not an Atlanta native, but a global investment firm making a big impact nationally and throughout Europe, BlackRock has donated over $18 million dollars in funding to food banks and community organizations. They’ve donated $2 million to partner food banks where BlackRock employees volunteer, including the Atlanta Community Foundation. Learn more about BlackRock.

Tyler Perry
Atlanta filmmaker and philanthropist donated funds to at 44 known Kroger locations to help local elderly and high-risk residents afford groceries during the quarantine. He also donated over $20,000 to Houston’s restaurant employees while they are unable to work or receive tips. Learn more about Tyler Perry.

We’re so grateful to be part of a community that cares. If you’re looking for opportunities to get involved, check out the links below for more information.

https://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-culture-articles/covid-19-how-you-can-help-those-in-need-in-atlanta/

https://www.handsonatlanta.org/

https://www.atlantadowntown.com/blog/ways-to-support-atlanta-orgs-during-covid-19

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