Macon man buys 100 meals from restaurant to feed the homeless, support local business during COVID-19 outbreak

The Satterfield’s BBQ sign sits perched on the edge of downtown Macon.

Below the pig in the oversized green chair, a sign says serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Their dining room is closed during the COVID-19 outbreak, but, like most restaurants, they’re still serving to-go orders.

On Tuesday, they had a big one — 100 sack lunches to be delivered to the homeless.

Macon man Henry Oliner paid for the food, and Macon-Bibb Commissioner Larry Schlesinger had them taken to Macon’s Loaves and Fishes Ministry.

“We were trying to come up with a way that we could keep their doors open here in times of crisis,” says Schlesinger. “It keeps the restaurants in business preparing meals and it feeds the needy, so it’s a win-win situation.”

Satterfield’s owner Ben Hamton says while this is good for his own business, he hopes this inspires other people to do the same thing — to buy meals for those who can’t feed themselves, or for doctors, nurses, and first responders who are working non-stop.

“It’s literally keeping our people employed, it’s keeping our lights on, it’s giving us a way to stay in business. It’s a way support people who can’t get out or need some food. It’s just helping the community,” says Hamton.

Must Read

Gov. Kemp and members of the General Assembly announced their shared...

Macon, GA - According to the state officials, this legislation will amend HB 1437, which provides for a step down of 10 basis points...