ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A regional foodstuff truck operator and chef is identified to continue to keep his small business likely following a number of hurdles.
Tyrone Bennett and his wife started their foodstuff truck after he missing his occupation to COVID, which was the very first impediment he had to defeat.
A 7 days soon after finding his company off the ground, a vehicle incident put component of his enterprise on keep.
“On March 30, we had been heading to a catering and foodstuff truck event in Palm Coast and we were being about 5 to 6 minutes away when we obtained hit from powering by a driver,” Bennett mentioned. “The trailer jackknifed and jumped off the trailer. It slid about 100 feet down I-95. The driver that hit us flew and went into the bushes.”
Bennett mentioned he and his wife have been discouraged, but his business enterprise is not the only factor the crash affected.
Soon after Bennett lost his career to COVID, he began an corporation named “We Feed St. Augustine.”
“We give out clean groceries. We give out cooked geared up meals,” Bennett claimed. “It was an strategy in a space during COVID, and it went from an thought to a wholehearted 501c3 corporation. It connects eating places and foods field professionals to the local community.”
The business has been feeding families by way of the pandemic, but due to the fact the crash, they have been place on pause owing to the truck getting totaled.
Even even though Bennett has to purchase a new food stuff truck, he is not supplying up on serving his neighborhood.
“Our hope is that we appear back to the neighborhood,” Bennett stated. “The community has been really quite supportive. We arrive back again even bigger and much better and stronger.”
Bennett claimed he and his wife are arranging to relaunch at the St. Augustine Food and Wine Competition and hope to be again up and jogging the to start with week of May well.
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