Linton and Gina Hopkins launch Good Food Works Foundation

Nonprofit will provide meals to restaurant workers, those in need during coronavirus crisis and beyond

James Beard Award-winning Atlanta chef and restaurateur Linton Hopkins has created a new food-focused nonprofit organization.

Hopkins and his wife, Gina, have launched the Good Food Works Foundation, which "strives to improve the quality of life for those in the community by supplying good food, food education, and resources that empower everyone to celebrate life and wholesome goodness," according to a description on its website. ⠀⠀
Good Food Works is producing and distributing more than 11,000 meals a week through various organizations, including:

1,800 meals a week to restaurant through @atl_familymeal⠀⠀
2,100 meals a week distributed to doctors, nurses and medical workers through Emory's Feed the Frontlines Project⠀
5,600 meals a week distributed to families with children, shut-ins and other at-risk families in the Buford Highway Corridor through @welovebuhi and funded by the @wckitchen⠀⠀
1,400 meals a week to restaurant workers through the @leeinitiative⠀⠀
600 meals a week provided to the Asheville community through @foodconnectionasheville and @manna_foodbank

Hopkins, who plans to open Holeman & Finch in Colony Square and Eugene and Elizabeth's at 2277 Peachtree Road in the future, partnered with Delta Airlines early in the COVID-19 pandemic to distribute meals to unemployed hospitality workers and first responders at Emory University Hospital.

He was also one of more than 50 Georgia restaurant owners to sign to a statement pledging to keep their restaurants closed for dine-in service despite a declaration from Gov. Brian Kemp allowing restaurants to open their dining rooms at the end of April.

Good Food Foundation closely aligns with other organizations in which Hopkins and his wife are involved. He founded the Peachtree Road Farmers Market, while Gina founded Wholesome Wave Georgia, a nonprofit that seeks to provide food-insecure Georgians with locally-grown, healthy food.