Many truck drivers are alone for the holidays. Most have family but because of the nature of the job, they are often alone and sacrafice valuable family time.
We started a Facebook page in the hopes that some families with a ton of food could help make a driver feel appreciated– and at the same time, offer some great food to fill that void so many of us experience when we are on the road.
A quick- food meal is just not the same as a home, cooked feast.
People were quick to jump in and volunteer to take meals, in fact we had hundreds of people in less than 24 hours offering to drive to the truck stop and deliver hot, home-cooked meals.
Sadly, we could not get all the drivers fed.
The concept was so popular, we are going to try and do the same for Christmas. If you would look to participate, go to the Meals for18 Wheels page and take the Survey Monkey questionaire. We built in some questions for security, while it is not fail safe, we do hope to eliminate the people that might not be nice, (Santa will get you).
This is all in good faith and we hope people exercise common sense.
Some steps to make sure you stay safe:
Don’t travel to a truck stop alone.
Get the name and phone number of the driver you will meet.
Meet inside the truck stop…never meet at a truck.
We even posted some food safety tips in hopes that no one gets sick.