ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A neighborhood foodstuff truck operator and chef is determined to retain his business enterprise heading immediately after many hurdles.
Tyrone Bennett and his wife started their meals truck just after he missing his position to COVID, which was the very first impediment he experienced to get over.
A week soon after getting his business off the ground, a auto incident put aspect of his business enterprise on hold.
“On March 30, we ended up heading to a catering and foods truck party in Palm Coastline and we ended up about 5 to six minutes absent when we obtained hit from behind by a driver,” Bennett stated. “The trailer jackknifed and jumped off the trailer. It slid about 100 ft down I-95. The driver that hit us flew and went into the bushes.”
Bennett mentioned he and his spouse were discouraged, but his business is not the only detail the crash impacted.
Right after Bennett misplaced his job to COVID, he started an corporation referred to as “We Feed St. Augustine.”
“We give out contemporary groceries. We give out cooked prepared meals,” Bennett stated. “It was an strategy in a space throughout COVID, and it went from an idea to a wholehearted 501c3 group. It connects restaurants and food stuff market industry experts to the group.”
The group has been feeding families through the pandemic, but given that the crash, they have been place on pause owing to the truck becoming totaled.
Even though Bennett has to buy a new foodstuff truck, he is not providing up on serving his local community.
“Our hope is that we arrive again to the community,” Bennett mentioned. “The local community has been quite very supportive. We appear back again larger and far better and more robust.”
Bennett claimed he and his wife are scheduling to relaunch at the St. Augustine Meals and Wine Competition and hope to be back again up and functioning the to start with 7 days of Might.
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