FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- 500 free meals, no strings attached. That's the endeavor, starting this week, by Umi Fort Wayne every day from 11-1 p.m.
Volunteers and staff members at the seafood and sushi restaurant are handing out the free meals, which consist of vegetables, rice, and chicken.
Umi hopes to distribute all 500 of the freshly cooked meals within the 11-1 p.m. window. Any leftover meals will be given to the Rescue Mission or a similar organization.
Umi owner, Brian Bauer, says the motivation behind the free meals stems from a commitment to the Fort Wayne community.
"We know it's a stressful time for everyone, a lot of anxiety. People now have to worry about their jobs. About where their next meal is going to come from. We're very blessed here and have a lot of people who support us at Umi," says Bauer.
"We decided last week that five days a week from 11 to 1 we're going to provide up to 500 meals for free to the community."
You can visit the restaurant at 2912 Getz Rd to get your free meal. Umi is still offering carry-out dining, here.