Several local businesses have offered to feed Coweta County’s first responders during COVID-19.
Mike Condit of the Newnan Police Department said Lisa Martin, General Manager of Buffalo Wild Wings in Newnan, reached out to him to see how they could feed the department’s employees.
Condit coordinated with Martin, and Buffalo Wild Wings donated food to feed the department dinner for two nights this week.
“It goes to show the support the community has for public safety and doing what we have to do as part of our jobs on a day-to-day basis,” he said.
Condit said members of Newnan Presbyterian Church had also provided food for the department.
Coweta County Sheriff Lenn Wood said local businesses provided food for employees at the Sheriff’s Office as well.
Wishbone Fried Chicken fed the department Monday, and Rep. Drew Ferguson and Duff’s Famous Wings donated food Tuesday.
“We at the Sheriff’s Office are very proud of our community partners who have donated food to our men and women,” Wood said. “The men and women here continue to do their jobs no matter the risks involved. As always, our community has stepped up to let us know they support us.”
Beth Barnett, owner of Wishbone, said when she decided to close the restaurant because of COVID-19, she wanted to donate the remainder of her inventory to the Sheriff’s Office.
“I hope they were encouraged, and I hope they know how much the citizens appreciate the sacrifices they make on our behalf,” Barnett said.