ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A regional food truck proprietor and chef is determined to maintain his business enterprise heading just after a number of hurdles.
Tyrone Bennett and his spouse begun their food truck immediately after he missing his task to COVID, which was the first impediment he had to get over.
A 7 days just after acquiring his business enterprise off the floor, a vehicle incident set element of his small business on maintain.
“On March 30, we had been heading to a catering and food truck occasion in Palm Coast and we have been about five to six minutes away when we bought strike from driving by a driver,” Bennett said. “The trailer jackknifed and jumped off the trailer. It slid about 100 ft down I-95. The driver that strike us flew and went into the bushes.”
Bennett stated he and his wife ended up discouraged, but his enterprise is not the only thing the crash influenced.
Immediately after Bennett shed his career to COVID, he started off an organization referred to as “We Feed St. Augustine.”
“We give out clean groceries. We give out cooked ready meals,” Bennett claimed. “It was an concept in a area through COVID, and it went from an thought to a wholehearted 501c3 organization. It connects dining places and food items field pros to the local community.”
The group has been feeding households by way of the pandemic, but considering that the crash, they have been set on pause owing to the truck being totaled.
Even although Bennett has to invest in a new food truck, he is not giving up on serving his neighborhood.
“Our hope is that we appear back again to the community,” Bennett claimed. “The local community has been quite incredibly supportive. We arrive back again even bigger and improved and much better.”
Bennett mentioned he and his spouse are setting up to relaunch at the St. Augustine Food items and Wine Competition and hope to be back up and jogging the first week of May.
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