It didn’t come as a great organized effort, but from many minds and hearts as the situation became obvious.
Ramon Torres, co-owner of Aztec Dave’s food truck in Chicago, won’t be found at his usual haunts nearly as often as expected. Because he has been delivering meals to essential workers since an anonymous donor made the suggestion in mid-March. Torres thought it was a good idea and said he is grateful he can keep his business going while aiding medical and grocery store employees. So far he has achieved 6,250 meals served to medical workers and 350 meals served to grocery store essential workers.
New York food truck owner Najee Saunders took his truck called “Remix Kitchen” and did something similar. Only instead of funding out of pocket he crowdsourced his funding on social media. He posted to his Facebook and Instagram pages asking for donations and raised $2,500 to feed essential workers.
Steve Carlson, the CEO and Founder of “Food Smackdown“, an organization that works with food trucks in Southern California, realized the industry would take a hit, and he wasn’t sure how they would recover, so he reached out to some of his contacts. Once Carlson had the support of food truck owners, he created “Feed the Frontlines OC,” an organization that prepares meals on food trucks parked at hospitals and delivers the food to workers at no cost.
All of these efforts to feed workers have been more than a little effective and have impressed their communities; and there are more. You can read about them in your Good News Story of the Day here.
But if you have a Food Truck, or a restaurant which is offering delivery and you are running an effort like this, please, call us at 519-759-1000 during office hours and ask for Tracy McLeod or email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know! That’s what we are here for.
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