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Yassin's Falafel House gives away fresh produce for community, offers hope during coronavirus

Yassin's Falafel House said that people were welcome to stop by and pick up fresh spinach, mushrooms and other produce.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Yassin's Falafel House is known for helping the community, from feeding students who are out of school due to the spread of coronavirus to providing meals for storm victims.

Now, the restaurateur and his falafel restaurant are stepping up once again to give people hope.

On Thursday, Yassin's Falafel House announced it was working with a food supplier to give fresh produce away at its West Knoxville location. Iceberg lettuce, spinach, mushrooms, carrots, diced onions and other kinds of fresh foods were available for anyone who needed them.

By Friday afternoon, the restaurant said it gave everything away except for some lettuce, according to a post on their Facebook page.

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Yassin also hosted a live stream on Facebook Friday, showing off the boxes of fresh food stacked on top of each other, all of which was available for the community.

"This is what community means, not taking advantage of the problem but providing a solution," Yassin Terou said during the livestream on Facebook.

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