LAKELAND, Tenn. — A Shelby County catering company fired up its kitchen to serve free meals big enough to feed a family of four.
The Lakeland business is making use of the downtime from hosting large events to give back.
For the last four weeks the folks at Club Windward have passed out bags with dinners to feed families from all over the Mid-South.
Have questions about the spread of coronavirus? We have an entire section dedicated to coverage of the outbreak. CLICK HERE for more.
“Our business is completely dead in the water. we can’t do anything right now, because we do events and catering, so it's geared around large groups,” said Jesse Boyd.
Boyd told FOX13 no parties at the event center or events to cater have been planned in weeks.
“We decided to start giving out food to people in need. Our chef Georgia Smith, she’s an excellent chef, so we just wanted to have something for them to look forward to,” she said.
More than 60 cars lined up at one time to receive the free meal Thursday morning.
Boyd said she knew food would be a big priority for families when the coronavirus pandemic left many people out of work.
She told FOX13 she’s seen many of the same faces.
“It makes us feel good. it's not a lot. it’s only four portions per meal, but it's something for people to look forward to when they are going through a hard time,” said Boyd.
Boyd said because there are no events happening at Club Windward and no requests for catered food, she looks forward every week to serve those who may need a little help.
“There is absolutely no judgment whatsoever because we all got to eat,” she said.
Club Windward will serve meals Friday morning from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The address is 3740 Canada Road.
For the latest on coronavirus, stream FOX13 News on FOX13 Memphis Now – it’s free on your Roku, Amazon Fire or Apple TV as well as your FOX13 News App.
© 2020 © 2020 Cox Media Group