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Fort Wayne restaurant steps up while Hoosiers lock down

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Fort Wayne restaurant steps up while Hoosiers lock down

Fort Wayne restaurant steps up while Hoosiers lock down

Some Fort Wayne residents took to grocery stores in search of items they were unable to find last week.

Hundreds of others in Fort Wayne were able to receive a free meal provided by Umi Seafood and Sushi.

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Fort Wayne restaurant steps up while Hoosiers lock down

Welcoming us into your homes tonight.

The big question going into today ... would hoosiers comply with governor eric holcomb's stay at home order?fox 55's jeremy masukevich set out across fort wayne this morning to answer that question.here's what he found.

Dense fog slowly lifted over downtown fort wayne this morning revealing what's essentially a ghost town.on the first day of the governor's stay at home order only the occasional city employee, delivery driver and others considered essential navigated the otherwise empty streets.even grocery stores normally a hub of activity during the covid-19 crisis saw relatively fewer shoppers searching for essential goods.

Fort wayne resident nathan wilkes noticed the many open spots in the parking lot as he stocked up on items he couldn't find just last week though hygiene products were still hard to come by.hundreds of others lined up for food today as well just not from the grocery store.?lower third: brian bauer, umi fort wayne ownerbrian sot 59:24we have got a restaurant and instead of closing it lets keep it open and serve those in need during this time.

Umi fort wayne owner brian bauer and his staff found a way to serve the community in the best way they know how.brian sot 59:30we committed every day, 5 days a week, from 11 to 1 to serve up to 500 meals at no cost to the public.they'll continue to pass out meals like beef and noodles and chicken fried rice with veggies throughout the week as long as supplies last.brian sot 2:13we have had volunteers in here helping so a lot of smiles.

Everyone is tired because making so many meals and getting them out so quickly is a lot of work but i think this is something we are all excited to do every day.

Umi will remain open for carryout only from 4-8 pm using those proceeds to help fund the giveaways.because bauer says n these tough times helping others is essential.brian sot 00:55the worst part of the day is when we have to cut the line off because we want to keep this going every day.in fort wayne, jeremy masukevich, fox 55 news bauer said while many recipients of the meals have tried to pay, umi will not be accepting any payment.umi will be passing out hundreds of free meals again tomorrow starting




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