SENATOR KELLY LOEFFLER DONATES $1 MILLION TO PROVIDE MEALS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS
ATLANTA – This week, Senator Kelly Loeffler and her husband Jeff Sprecher donated $1 million to “Meals of Love,” a program that provides free, chef-prepared meals to Atlanta area families hit hardest by COVID-19. As inaugural investors, Sen. Loeffler and Sprecher worked closely with local leaders to develop “Meals of Love,” a collaboration between Atlanta Public Schools and local nonprofit I’m a Father F1rst. The program currently serves 1,400 meals per day to over 500 families with students who had previously relied on free school breakfast and lunch.
“Jeff and I are very proud to support I’m A Father F1rst, both in their mission to cultivate family values in our communities, and in their mission to bring critical support to families during the COVID-19 crisis. Now more than ever, no family should have to worry about putting food on the table,” said Sen. Loeffler. “It’s been an honor to partner with I’m a Father F1rst, Atlanta Public Schools, and some outstanding private sector partners to deliver these free, hot meals to families across our community. Together, we will ensure Georgia’s families have the support and resources they need to get through these challenging times – and we’re happy to play our part in providing relief to those who are most in need.”
“We are very grateful for this donation and the amazing partnerships we have been fortunate to create in such a short time to provide meals of dignity to families affected by COVID-19,” said Keith A. Lewis, Jr. cofounder of I’m a Father F1rst. “It brings us great joy to feed hundreds of families highly nutritious, hot meals five days a week.”
I’m a Father F1rst helps local youth with the aim of redefining fatherhood and reducing the number of fatherless homes. Recently, the nonprofit partnered with Atlanta Public Schools and local restaurants to support student nutrition through the “Meals of Love” program, which provides free, chef-prepared meals to students who had previously relied on free school breakfast and lunch. The partnership, launched in March, initially fed 20 families each week – but will now serve 700 lunches and 700 dinners per day. Meals of Love are delivered five days a week and serve an average family size of six.