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Senator John Albers, the Second Alarm Foundation and Big Oak Tavern partner for Hero Meals!

Senator John Albers is proud to support the Hero Meal Program through his charitable Second Alarm Foundation.

“My family started this foundation years ago and we are honored to continue our service to First Responders while partnering with Big Oak Tavern and my friend Nate Armstrong,” said Senator Albers. “This is making a meaningful impact to those serving us on the front lines of the pandemic.” 

Through community donations, Big Oak Tavern was able to feed over 9 COVID ICU floors (600 front line staff) and 2 Fire Departments.  Nate’s unyielding dedication and tireless efforts to meet community needs has garnered much attention from various media outlets including Katie Couric, Fox 5 Atlanta, Food Network, GA Lottery, Atlanta EATS and Ebony Magazine. Additionally, the Big Oak Tavern was voted Georgia Business Journal’s ‘Best of GA Regional Winner’ for 2021.

With the recent uptick in COVID cases Nate has decided to take his Hero Meals to the next level and work in partnership with Hospital and County CEOs to get meals to those most impacted on the frontlines. Through community donations, Nate intends on using proceeds to help in feeding these clinical resources tirelessly managing COVID and retaining Big Oak Tavern staff who will be negatively impacted financially by the shift to Take-Out service only. “Our aim is to surpass efforts from 2020-2021. This is needed now more than ever as we know that these resources are at capacity and stretched thin,” says Armstrong. “With the help of our community, we intend to provide thousands of Hero Meals over the course of 2022. The program will continue indefinitely as long as this pandemic affects the lives of our families.”

Some examples of Big Oak Hero Meals menu include, smoked chicken, brisket and ribeye steaks along with heaping sides of mashed potatoes, collard greens and steamed seasonal veggies. Each meal provided will include a protein, starch, and vegetable.

If you would like to consider partnering with Nate and The Big Oak Tavern to feed our Front Lines Workers, please go to www.bigoaktavern.com or donate through the Second Alarm Foundation at: www.2nd-alarm.com.

Tax Deductible Donations:

We’re excited to announce we have teamed up with Senator John Albers and the 2nd-Alarm Foundation where you can make a tax-deductible donation directly to the Second Alarm Foundations at www.2nd-alarm.com/ and 100% of your donation will go to the Big Oak Hero Meals program and feeding our local frontline Heroes!

Big Oak Tavern opened November of 2019 with the vision to offer great classic American cuisine in Roswell, Georgia prioritizing their philanthropic efforts in the community where they reside. The passion doesn’t stop at great food, and great service.  They continually strive to be a part of the solution as needs arise. Their short time in existence they have quickly become a popular ‘go to’ spot and are known as exceptional supporters of the north Fulton community.

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Sen. John Albers serves as Chairman of the Public Safety Committee.  He represents the 56th Senate District which includes portions of North Fulton, Cobb and Cherokee counties. He may be reached at his office at 678.667.3656 or by email at info@senatoralbers.com.