DeKALB – The Lincoln Inn and Faranda’s in DeKalb are offering free customer appreciation snack packs every Monday.
Meals can be reserved between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays by calling 815-756-2345. The meals can be picked up drive-thru style from Faranda’s, 302 Grove St. in DeKalb, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays.
The meals include a sandwich, french fries, coleslaw and a freshly baked cookie. Previous weeks’ sandwiches featured Italian beef, pork chop, meatball, and baked ham and cheese. Last week, 203 meals were served.
During last week’s snack pack pickup, local State Farm agent Micah Stoddard bought five $10 gift cards from The Lincoln Inn/Faranda’s and had them distributed randomly to customers as an act of kindness.
“This project is great because it not only provides community members with a free snack/light dinner, but it also gives our cooks and staff an opportunity to do what we do best – provide hospitality,” said Bill McMahon, owner of The Lincoln Inn and Faranda’s. “We really do enjoy feeding people, talking to people, laughing with people, and we often do it while multi-tasking in a busy restaurant. These dinners have given us a taste of the lifestyle we lived and breathed up to March 16.”
The snack packs are offered free of charge, but donations are accepted. Donations help cover the cost of purchasing next week’s meal.
“It’s an opportunity for us to stay in touch with our customers and to show them our appreciation,” McMahon said. “We hope they remember us when restaurants are able to open up fully again. We’re hospitality people, it’s just what we do. We want to serve the community, give back and say thank you.”