Vegan restaurant Slutty Vegan ATL and Impossible Foods have teamed up to bring thousands of meals to foundations across the city of Atlanta. These include the Police Department, Fire Rescue and Waste Management Organizations. And not forgetting the ongoing meal support for first responders in the Atlanta community.
The initiative will kick off this Sunday, May 31, with Slutty Vegan and Impossible Foods distributing burgers, chips, and drinks to the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation. The next distribution (to the same foundation) is scheduled to happen on Sunday, June 7 and Monday, June 8. And after that will follow distributions to the Atlanta Police Department and #ATLStrong (a service that rounds up Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ emergency orders and assistance programs related to the Coronavirus pandemic).
Pinky Cole, a Jamaican-American restaurateur and the owner and operator of Slutty Vegan mentioned said:
“We are appreciative of our essential workers as they have been spending countless hours to help us push through this pandemic. They are risking both their lives and time away from their families to make sure our city stays strong in our fight.”
She recently launched an initiative Pinky Cole Foundation which was a COVID-19 plan to support the health, safety, and well-being of the community during the time of despair, and this next step is only going to add to that.
Other initiatives have included paying the rent for other small businesses in the Metro-Atlanta area, paying for college students to return home to be with their families during this pandemic, and launching an Entrepreneurs Anonymous Digital initiative to help businesses hit hard by this pandemic.
The food drops will take place at various police departments, fire stations and waste management centres throughout the city of Atlanta. The Slutty Vegan food truck will be on-site, cooking meals in real-time to make sure they are received warmly. Slutty Vegan is located at 1542 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.