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Vegan Deli Owner Provides Free Food For Families Affected By Coronavirus

by | March 20, 2020

A vegan deli owner in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has launched a community pantry for local low-income families to use during the coronavirus crisis.

Linley Danielle — who runs vegan butcher shop Your Local Seitanist — launched the project as schools in the area began to close. Many families are also facing job losses due to the pandemic, putting more people at risk of food poverty.

The deli owner has invited families who need extra meals and snacks — especially in the absence of school meals — to come and take what they need.

“Donations Started To Pour In”

“Once the community saw what we were doing, they immediately asked to financially support some of our shopping trips,” said Danielle.

“We created a listing on our online store and donations started to pour in left and right. Thanks to the support of our local and online community, we can continue this, hopefully through the next month while schools are closed,” she added.

You can click here to donate to the project.

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Linley Danielle is feeding families in need for free (Linda Bestwick/Shutterstock.com)

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Coronavirus Update

The outbreak — which originated in Wuhan, China — is now affecting people around the world.

A number of businesses have been forced to close their doors, with emergency legislation being drafted in many countries to protect families suddenly facing unemployment.

The global death toll currently stands at more than 11,000 people, with over 265,000 reported cases worldwide.

Are there similar community projects popping up where you are? Let us know about it in the comments below!

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