Atlanta, Ga.,
07
April
2020
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09:59 PM
America/Chicago

State Farm, Atlanta Hawks and Arizona Cardinals Support our Healthcare Heroes

With frontline caregivers being asked to work longer shifts, we’re helping provide about 1,000 Atlanta medical professionals restaurant meals.

State Farm® and the Atlanta Hawks are supporting hospital workers and restaurants simultaneously.

Through a four-week meal program, more than 1,000 hospital workers, including doctors, nurses and first responders treating COVID-19 patients in Atlanta will receive meals from local restaurants.

With frontline caregivers being asked to work longer shifts and hospitals nearing capacity, 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 that serve two, five times a week.

Providing support and resources to deliver meals, the program will bolster the Atlanta restaurant community, allowing restaurants to re-employ workers laid off or furloughed.

“We’re humbled and honored to have the opportunity to help feed those who are on the front lines of this fight, as well as support our communities by providing business to local restaurants and establishments,” said Dan Krause, Senior Vice President, State Farm. “The essence of our business is to be a good neighbor and help people. It’s who we are at our core.”

“The work of the medical community in combatting COVID-19 across the nation has been inspiring and absolutely incredible,” Atlanta Hawks Principal Owner Tony Ressler said. “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.

“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.”

The four-week meal deliveries program began March 27.