Updated: Jun 24
Akademia Brewing Company in Athens, Ga has started an Outreach Program, "Think We, Not Me", where they have converted their brew pub kitchen into a hub to provide meals to local community members in need.
Here is their official message: "Like many these days we have found ourselves in pretty bad shape over here at Akademia. Sales have mostly dried up and the fog of uncertainty has invaded our personal space. The fact of the matter is the proposition of relying solely on delivery, catering, and curb side pick up sales will not be enough to keep employees working for long. Complying with the CDC and government recommendations on social distancing and limiting large gatherings will further hinder our ability to ride this out. However, we are not ready to give up and let this bug beat us. In an effort to help those less fortunate than us, and keep our dedicated staff employed we are launching this outreach program to help feed community members in need. We are kicking this program off by donating 150 hot meals to Our Daily Bread to feed people in need in Athens."
They are also speaking with other charities in the area and want to be ready to meet the communities needs. They have received a generous donation to help extend this program into next week, and have a few other corporate sponsors ready to contribute, but are still looking for other charitable organizations that have a need and donors to help fund this effort.
If you'd like to help support their efforts, please make a donation on their GoFundMe page.
If you know of any charities in need, please email Matt@AkademiaBC.com and reference Akademia Outreach in the subject line.