Skylark Bookshop partnered with Broadway Diner owner Dave Johnson to bring books and meals to families struggling during the COVID 19 pandemic. Johnson began giving free meals to kids, students and people in need on March 19. The meals originally came directly out of Johnson’s pocket. Since then, the community has rallied around Johnson to provide donations when they can. “I am super impressed with the community coming together to help one another,” Johnson said. “Not only with donations but with the way I’ve seen moms, grandmas, and aunties create this bridge to help one another while they work.
Ken Buckler talks to Broadway Diner owner Dave Johnson while waiting for his food
Tierra Lucas walks to her car with a selection of children’s books from Broadway Diner
Kimberly Brown picks up lunch and a few books for her kids
Broadway Diner owner Dave Johnson returns a credit card from the pick-up window
Doug Brown pays for his food at the Broadway Diner pickup window
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