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Atlanta restaurant offering free meals to anyone who has lost their job on Thursdays

ATLANTA -- With unemployment numbers continuing to skyrocket, one local restaurant is stepping in to help.

For the past three weeks, Mission + Market offered a free meal on Thursdays to those people who lost their job due to the coronavirus pandemic. And now, the Lenox Road restaurant plans to expand the program.

“In only 3 weeks’ time, we’ve had the privilege to provide more than 500 meals to our community that have found themselves jobless due to this unimaginable virus,” said executive chef Ian Winslade. “We hope to be able to continue to grow this program, providing as much and as often as we can.”

Mission + Market currently provides one free meal and a free beverage to those who have lost their job. It offers a few options to choose from including fish, chicken, beef and a vegetarian option. Secure a meal by sending a direct message to Mission + Market on Instagram every Wednesday. Guests can pick up their meals between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. each Thursday through curbside service. Call the restaurant upon arrival and pull up at valet to receive the meal.

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To offer the free meal program, Mission + Market secured initial sponsorship and is looking for corporate underwriting to help continue it for the foreseeable future. The restaurant’s hope is to have the ability to increase the number of days it can provide free meals to support the community as much as possible. Contact or call 404-948-2927 if interested in helping to sponsor the meals.