Veteran-Owned Carrier Giving FREE Lunches to Truckers All Year Long to Say ‘Thank You’
Savannah, GA – A Georgia trucking company is offering free lunches to truckers every Friday for the rest of the year as a “thank you” for the contributions they continue to make to the American way of life.
Veteran Carriers (a division of ARL Transport) is a 107-truck company located in Savannah, GA and is 100% veteran owned.
The company’s president, Cliff White, said the idea was inspired after witnessing the sacrifices made by truckers, especially in light of the pandemic.
Thus, the “Feed A Trucker” program was born.
“Throughout 2020 and 2021, truckers have kept us fed and supplied, even during the darkest and most frightening days of the COVID-19 pandemic,” White stated. “We wanted to do something, however small, to acknowledge the sacrifice and determination these truckers have demonstrated.”
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“Feed A Trucker” officially kicked off Friday, May 7 and will take place every remaining Friday in 2021.
The company said it will honor all truckers by offering a free lunch to any professional truck driver who comes to the Enmarket Convenience Store and fueling location in Pooler, GA, located at 1264 U.S. Highway East (at the corner of Pine Barren Road), between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The first day of “Feed A Trucker” was a great success, Veteran Carriers’ recruiting manager Tabitha Guy told Transportation Nation Network (TNN) in the hours following the event.
Guy said the team of volunteers distributed 68 boxed lunches — which included an option between turkey or ham subs, a bag of chips and a beverage — but were prepared with 200.
“We’ll probably take 200 [next Friday], and as the program grows, we can add more if we need to,” Guy told TNN.
The Enmarket location where lunches will be distributed is known in the area for serving truckers going in and out of the Georgia Ports Authority.
“As an essential business, [Enmarket] employees were there (during the pandemic), selling gas and food, but we couldn’t have done it without truckers keeping us supplied,” Brett Giesick, president of Enmarket, acknowledged. “We are pleased to join this expression of appreciation.”
Guy said she tried to get the word out about the first “Feed A Trucker” event by posting in several port groups on social media.
However, it’s her hope to be able to feed any trucker who finds themselves passing through the area on Fridays during the designated hours.
The lunches will be located inside Enmarket’s “The Eatery” and are completely free to professional truckers.