PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Ezell’s recently opened its first fried chicken restaurant in Oregon…and then the pandemic hit. They’re still doing take-out and working to help the community at the same time.

Ezell’s co-founder Lewis Rudd joined AM Extra with details about how they’re giving back to the community and what others can do to help.

Among the things Ezell’s has done so far:

  • Ezell’s delivered 1,000 pieces of chicken to Northwest Harvest, to help in hunger relief. The chicken will be allocated to the 375 food banks around the city they work with. Ezell’s also donated 30 lunches to the Northwest Harvest staff. 
  • Ezell’s family served 100 boxed lunches to the families of Hand in Hand in Everett. Hand in Hand is supporting families in crisis through consulting, financial assistance, food boxes, and clothing. Ezell’s set up a drive-through system, providing essential food items (including vegetables, baked goods, dry soda, water) and over 100 Ezell’s meals, directly to families in their car.
  • 100 boxed lunches to Swedish Issaquah Hospital

All their locations are still open and offering take-out and delivery via Doordash.