ATLANTA - Inside a moving truck, Hopkins and Company Hospitality staff spent Friday packing fresh meals into paper bags.
They're handing them out to drivers stopping by.
"It really is just about fresh from scratch food," Owner Linton Hopkins said. "Chicken pot pie was our first meal."
On the receiving end of those to-go meals, folks who are usually the one serving - restaurant workers.
"One meal can feed maybe three kids. So we’re seeing all these families come in. One person will come to pick up, they’ll pick up meals for like 5 to 8 people," Hopkins said.
Thousands of restaurant employees have been laid off or had a reduction in hours or pay due to the coronavirus.
Hopkins said he made the tough decision to lay off more than 300 workers.
"Our industry has gotten smacked upside the head with this. I mean we’re all just trying to figure out what to do."
To help people stay afloat, Hopkins, Maker's Mark, and the Lee Initiative came together to form the Restaurant Workers Relief Program.
They're driving the pickup truck to different locations across Atlanta every day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to reach as many workers in need of food and supplies.
"This is people's lives and we take that really seriously," Hopkins explained.
The set-up is like a drive-thru to make sure everyone stays six-feet apart.
There are also plans to start home deliveries for workers and meal deliveries to nearby hospitals.
"We're doing everything we can to protect each other during this time," Hopkins explained.
Hopkins said they plan to keep cooking until the money and food donations run out.
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- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least twenty seconds.
- If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
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