She said outreach by her, co-president Susan Bowers and SSCMS PTO members has resulted in $1,200 in cash donations sent through Venmo. An additional $500 was donated by someone who came into the restaurant on Tuesday, she said.
Donations include non-perishable foods and toiletries. Some fruits have been donated, as well as gift cards that are intended for the purchase of milk, eggs and other perishable items.
Pick up and donation hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.
“It’s good for the community,” said Jamal Samad. “People know our restaurant. When [Lott] asked my wife about our place, I said, ‘Let’s do it.’”
Mary Jackson and adult son Derick Bass live nearby at Winding River Village residential community and picked up donated items this week.
“I’m not in a panic,” said Bass, on the coronavirus and its impact. “My faith helps me to make it through this and to know that everything is going to be alright. But I am cautious about being clean and making sure that my mom is taken care of. She’s a senior.”
Lott said SSCMS PTO is trying to fill in the gaps of other services around Fulton County. “We are feeding anyone who walks through the door,” she added. “So far everyone has been gracious.”