Oklahoma restaurateur David Attalla has fed hospital workers and senior citizens over the last two weeks as the metro area grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Attalla, who owns The Wedge pizza restaurants and the Drum Room in Oklahoma City and Midwest City, was approached by the law firms Austin and Banks and Bryan Garrett, which have funded the food outreach.
“They came to us to see about doing the food part of it but all the credit goes to the law firms that have paid for it,” he said. “We’re getting a lot of the kudos, but without them it wouldn’t be possible.”
Attalla estimates he fed about 2,000 seniors and has delivered pizzas to healthcare workers at 9 central Oklahoma hospitals so far.
“Basically we just make the pizzas and take them to a random hospital to hand out and we tell them it’s through the generosity of the people who have stepped up to fund it,” Attalla said. “The reaction has been overwhelming gratitude. It’s a good feeling on our end too because we know how hard they are working.”
Attalla said pizza is the perfect food for outreach because they’re highly portable and can fill a lot of stomachs at once.
“It feeds the masses,” he said. “One of my 20-inch pizzas can feed 6 to 8 people. They’re large and very hearty.”
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