Immigrant Bagel Man Keeps Bakery Running With His Own Money; Donates Products To Food Pantries
Bagel man Mac Abdulla is an immigrant who remembers people helping him out when he was starting out
Bagel man Mahmoud Abdulla could’ve seen a recipe for disaster when the coronavirus pandemic shut down the economy last Spring.
Instead, WSB-TV reports Abdulla saw an opportunity to give back.
A chance to give back
Abdulla runs City Bakery in Sandy Springs, Georgia. A lot of his business consists of supplying hotels and restaurants, all businesses that shutdown and stopped buying his baked goods.
When I saw this story shot by photographer Oscar Carrillo and told by reporter Berndt Petersen, I knew I had to share it with you.
Together they show how Abdulla has kept his bakery going. He pays his employees out of his own pocket and donates the bagels and breads to local food pantries.
Abdulla told WSB, “When you come to this country with nothing and people help you out, you want to pay them back and help the community.
When WSB pressed Abdulla to do the math on how many bagels he’s given away the last few months, he figured it’s well into the 10’s of thousands.
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