Killer Mike and T.I.’s Bankhead Seafood food truck to feed health care workers

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The meals will be distributed to front-line workers at Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center South

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Michael Render, better known as Killer Mike, and Tip “T.I.” Harris have been focused on finding ways to give back to Atlanta.

This week, the duo — both natives of the city’s Westside — have partnered with Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center South. The Bankhead Seafood food truck will be on site to give meals to health care workers.

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The food truck will distribute meals to the front-line workers on Thursday, May 28.

“Everyone says ‘thank you’ to first responders. This is an opportunity to put action behind our words of appreciation,” Render said in a statement. “These are true community heroes and we want to show them we value their work and sacrifice.”

The event builds on an effort earlier this month when Render and Harris teamed up with PAWkids to serve 500 meals to Atlantans in the Bankhead Seafood parking lot. And, on May 20, the restaurant served firefighters.

When Bankhead Seafood closed in early 2018 after more than 50 years in the neighborhood, Render and Harris purchased the property at 1651 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. NW — both having been frequent customers of the longstanding eatery.

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In January, when discussing future plans for the restaurant, Render said, "It's been a part of my life as long as I've been on earth.

“If you’re writing a show or a book about Michael Render and his family, (Bankhead Seafood) would definitely be one of the characters,” he said.

Both Render and Harris own several properties in the area. Harris has previously said purchasing Bankhead Seafood was a sentimental move.

"This is a place where it was black-owned, operated … the family could bring $5 and feed three people," Harris told WABE in 2018.