Meals truck homeowners put ‘Coronary heart & Soul’ into cooking up options to enterprise snags2 min read
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A neighborhood meals truck proprietor and chef is set to maintain his enterprise going after a number of hurdles.
Tyrone Bennett and his spouse began their meals truck after he misplaced his job to COVID, which was the primary impediment he needed to overcome.
Per week after getting his enterprise off the bottom, a automobile accident put a part of his enterprise on maintain.
“On March 30, we had been heading to a catering and meals truck occasion in Palm Coast and we had been about 5 to 6 minutes away after we obtained hit from behind by a driver,” Bennett stated. “The trailer jackknifed and jumped off the trailer. It slid about 100 toes down I-95. The driving force that hit us flew and went into the bushes.”
Bennett stated he and his spouse had been discouraged, however his enterprise is just not the one factor the crash affected.
After Bennett misplaced his job to COVID, he began a corporation known as “We Feed St. Augustine.”
“We give out contemporary groceries. We give out cooked ready meals,” Bennett stated. “It was an concept in a room throughout COVID, and it went from an concept to a wholehearted 501c3 group. It connects eating places and meals business professionals to the neighborhood.”
The group has been feeding households via the pandemic, however for the reason that crash, they’ve been placed on pause because of the truck being totaled.
Regardless that Bennett has to buy a brand new meals truck, he isn’t giving up on serving his neighborhood.
“Our hope is that we come again to the neighborhood,” Bennett stated. “The neighborhood has been very very supportive. We come again larger and higher and stronger.”
Bennett stated he and his spouse are planning to relaunch on the St. Augustine Meals and Wine Pageant and hope to be again up and working the primary week of Could.
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