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Doctors, nurses, firefighters, policemen— these are just a few of the brave men and women working the frontlines of the coronavirus epidemic. To show appreciation for their efforts, many restaurants have been making

donations of food and to go boxes to local hospitals and first-responder units, including local Alpharetta eateries Crave Pie Studio, Maple Street Biscuit Company, Kale Me Crazy and Bagel Boys Cafe. awesomealpharetta.com

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Local chefs of Alpharetta City Center, Avalon, and Halcyon have brought some of their restaurants’ best dishes together to create

“Cooking Together(ish)”, a digital cookbook whose

proceeds will be donated to North Fulton Community Charities and The Place of Forsyth County. Get your copy by donating at least $25 to either charity and emailing your receipt to cookingtogetherish@gmail.com.

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Maria Fundora, owner of Casa Nuova, started her charity, Purple Pansies, in 2007 after losing her mother to pancreatic cancer. Since then the organization has raised over $1.5 million for pancreatic research efforts. But when coronavirus hit, the organization shifted RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY AT PURPLE PANSIES gears to assist those on the front lines, treating dozens of hospital and Kroger employees to lunch as a show of thanks. purplepansies.org

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MAPLE STREET BISCUIT COMPANY DELIVERS FRESH-MADE MEALS TO FRONTLINE WORKERS.

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF (TOP) MAPLE STREET BISCUIT COMPANY; (MIDDLE LEFT) THE WILBERT GROUP; (BOTTOM LEFT) TIFFANY PADILLA.

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When the schools shut down in wake of the coronavirus, the parents and teachers of Alpharetta Elementary School knew they had to do something to help. A call for donations went out at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, March 13, with only hours to collect. By 11 a.m. they had

raised $11,000 in grocery giftcards and were able to help out around 30 families in need at Alpharetta Elementary. communityimpact.com/atlanta Avalon did not let coronavirus stop Fulton and Forsyth county seniors from getting their graduation send off. On Friday, May 22, the trendy mixed-use development held a drive-by graduation ceremony where local seniors could decorate their cars and cruise down the Boulevard to the cheers of Avalon residents and business owners. experienceavalon.com

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