CALHOUN, Ga. — Chris and Joann Ramos run a little diner along Wall Street in Calhoun.
Over the last few weeks, a sack lunch containing a grilled cheese or a hot dog has taken on a whole new meaning.
After two years whipping up comfort food at their Frosty Kreme restaurant, Chris and Joann say more than “ever” it’s a labor of love---with everybody pitching in.
"We get donations every day from as little as 5 cents to as much as $100,” Chris Ramos said.
When the local school closed a few weeks back, the couple worried some children wouldn’t have lunch to eat.
As layoffs hit the area, more and more families are in need.
"I know what it's like to go without. It makes me feel good inside that we can provide for kids who are going without,” Joann Ramos said.
The Frosty Kreme now has a higher calling. All hands are on deck to prepare lunches and deliver them to families free of charge.
Local businesses, big and small, churches and individuals with huge hearts have sponsored the meals to help cover the costs.
"We have people donating cheese, hot dog buns, bags, drinks, sugar,and Kool-Aid,” Chris Ramos said.
An army of volunteers help bag and deliver more than 200 meals a day. "I have my kids here to help out. They bag the lunches and do whatever they can to help out,” volunteer Josh Sutton said.
On the Frosty Kreme Facebook page each day, Chris posts a pic and a shout out to the sponsors.
The couple says running the little diner has never meant more to them.
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