Smyrna expands program to feed families during COVID-19 pandemic

The Smyrna Hot Meals program will serve 350 meals to families at three different locations.
The Smyrna Hot Meals program will serve 350 meals to families at three different locations.

Credit: Jennifer Bennett/city of Smyrna

Credit: Jennifer Bennett/city of Smyrna

Organizers behind the Smyrna Hot Meals program are expanding the city’s effort to feed less fortunate families during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Smyrna has teamed up with Atkins Park Restaurant partner and executive chef Rusty Hamlin and Smyrna United Methodist Church's Tillman House to help families facing hardships due to the pandemic's affect on their lives.

The initiative for the past two weeks has made 150 meals available for pickup each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Tillman House.

Smyrna this week said the effort now includes two additional restaurants, Zucca Pizzeria and Wade’s, and seeks to serve 350 meals per day “to meet the needs of families in Smyrna.”

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Families can pickup meals 4-5 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at:

•Jonquil Park, 2411 Spring Road;

•Chuck Camp Park, 2270 Benson Poole Road; and

•Tillman House, 940 Concord Road.

Residents who want to contribute to the effort can visit the Support Smyrna website or click here to donate to the Smyrna United Methodist Church Tillman House Food Drive Fund. You can also volunteer by calling the Tillman House at 770-435-0851.

“Let's keep helping our neighbors in need during these tough times,” Mayor Derek Norton said.


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