Employees at Great Harvest Bread Company in Warrenton, Virginia, woke up Tuesday morning unsure if it would be the last time they went to work, due to the outbreak of coronavirus creating an atmosphere of uncertainty.
“Tuesday morning, I woke up basically planning for bankruptcy,” said Pablo Teodoro of Great Harvest.
Teodoro posted on social media to let the others know Great Harvest would still be baking to order.
That is when he received a phone call reminding him how important his bakery is to the community.
Sharon Ames of Fauquier Food Bank requested $700 worth of bread for people in need.
“I called the food bank to make sure they had a need,” said Teodoro. “She was weeping on the telephone.”
Ames confirmed she was crying during the phone call. The shelves at the food bank were becoming empty, and they were in dire need of a restock for community members.
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The bakery has since received donations to keep them in business, so it can continue to help others.
“That’s what gets us through and that’s what makes us a community,” said Ames.