A new fund aims to show support for City of South Fulton employees on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and help keep local restaurants afloat.
The South Fulton United Fund will help provide lunches each day for approximately 250 employees in the city’s police, fire, parks and recreation, public works and permitting departments. Meals will be purchased from local restaurants that are feeling the financial pinch created by the virus outbreak.
The fund is a joint effort between the South Fulton Chamber and Destination South Fulton, the city’s economic development arm.
“As the economic development organization for the City of South Fulton, we’re working daily to develop innovative ways to support our corporate citizens,” said Christopher Pike, economic development director. “The South Fulton United Fund is just one of many programs we’re currently working on to support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
A page has been created on the chamber’s website to collect donations. Anyone can sponsor meals at a cost of $7 each. Destination South Fulton will coordinate delivery of the daily lunches to select spots central to where city employees are working.
All meals will be individually packaged to help prevent exposure to the virus. The program is planned to continue until Georgia Governor Brian Kemp lifts his current shelter-in-place order.
“There is nothing more important at this time than supporting frontline employees,” said Chamber President and CEO Dyan Matthews. “The South Fulton Chamber is here to support in any way possible.”