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In addition to our normal news coverage, What Now Atlanta is tracking ways Atlanta’s businesses are adapting to the novel coronavirus and the challenges it brings to brick-and-mortars.
As millions of people across the globe have been affected by the international pandemic caused by the spread of COVID-19, including a devastating effect on business and widespread unemployment, Atlanta’s entrepreneurs continue to step up to the plate to support the community.
Mission + Market every Thursday is providing a meal and beverage to all Atlantans who have lost their jobs.
“In only three weeks’ time, we’ve had the privilege to provide more than 500 meals to those in our community who have found themselves jobless due to this unimaginable virus,” Ian Winslade, Mission + Market’s executive chef, said in a prepared statement.
“We hope to be able to continue to grow this program, providing as much and as often as we can.”
To secure a free meal, which is available for pick-up every Thursday between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., Atlantans that are now jobless as a result of COVID-19 are asked to send a “direct message” (DM) to Mission + Market on Instagram.
To offer the free meal program, Mission + Market secured initial sponsorship and is looking for corporate underwriting to help continue it for the foreseeable future.
The restaurant’s hope is to have the ability to increase the number of days they can provide free meals to support the community as much as possible.
If interested in sponsorship, please send an email to the restaurant here.
[Editor’s note: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly evolving as is its effect on Atlanta, and the City’s businesses and its residents. Click here for What Now Atlanta’s ongoing coverage of the crisis. For guidance and updates on the pandemic, please visit the C.D.C. website.]