(SAVANNAH, GA) Truckers will be treated to free lunches once again when the Feed a Trucker campaign – a project of Veteran Carriers and Enmarket – holds its second event Friday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This month’s volunteers handing out meals will be The Glampers, the Savannah-based trio whose pandemic RV travel adventures are documented on an upcoming YouTube series.
Truckers can receive their meal by pulling in to the Enmarket on Pine Barren Road and Highway 80. This is one of the convenience store chain’s commercial trucking locations, and one that’s ideally suited to serving big rigs serving the Georgia Ports Authority. Last month’s event, the first of a schedule planned through 2021, saw the Veterans Council of Chatham County help distribute 75 lunches to working truckers.
“Events like this start small until the word gets out, and we’re working on that,” said Tabitha Guy, media specialist for Veteran Carriers. “We hope we can get the word out to more truckers traveling the Highway 80 corridor near Enmarket. We’ll be working with radio stations G-100 and Bob 106.9 to broadcast reminders about the June 4 free meal so we can reach even more of our unsung heroes.”
The Feed a Trucker project was initiated by Veteran Carriers to recognize the role that truckers played in keeping things going during the pandemic. During the most uncertain times at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, truckers kept gas in the pumps, food on the shelves and medicines in the pharmacies that serve the general public, and Veteran Carriers wanted to salute all truckers for their work under those conditions. They partnered with Enmarket as a good source of fresh, varied and convenient meals for truckers. Each month, they team up with a different group of volunteers to hand out the meals at the designated Enmarket.
The June volunteers are friends Nicole Casino, Area Riggs and Chris Waters who coped with the frustration of the pandemic lockdown by buying a camper and setting out cross country to see the Great American Outdoors. Their adventures have been documented on their cell phone videos, edited and presented as a YouTube series beginning in June.
On the first Friday of each month for the rest of 2021, volunteers will be standing by at Enmarket to give truckers complimentary meals from the store’s The Eatery, complete with beverage.
ABOUT VETERAN CARRIERS
Veteran Carriers is a veteran-owned and operated company based in Savannah, Georgia, adjacent to the largest container terminal in North America. Operating with over 100 trucks, Veterans Carriers specializes in intermodal/drayage shipping and storage. Established in 2017, Veterans Carriers can transport containers to and from port, rail ramps or shipping docks, and deliver the goods with the capacity to serve all the lower 48 states. The company is proud of the veterans they employ, the Trucking for a Cause fundraiser to benefit TACP families and Feed a Trucker Campaign. www.veterancarriers.com
Enmarket, Savannah’s largest convenience store chain, employs more than 1,300 people and operates 129 convenience stores, 14 quick-serve restaurants and two fast casual restaurants in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1964, the retailer was recognized in 2020 as the “Foodservice Innovator to Watch” by the CSNews Foodservice Advisory Council and noted as one of “the faster growing medium-sized chains in the industry” by Convenience Store News. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts; and to offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. www.enmarket.com
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