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We're Open Virginia: Food trucks feed neighborhoods; VPM helps students learn from home

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Posted at 2:11 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 14:11:19-04

RICHMOND, Va. - We’re Open Virginia is an initiative by CBS 6 to highlight some of the local businesses that are adapting this new normal of social distancing and using creativity to continue serving the community. Today, we highlight just a few of our community friends who are supporting us and who need your support as well.

Food trucks are a beloved staple in Richmond and you’ll often see them at big events and large gatherings providing delicious foods in a convenient way. With events and festivals cancelled this spring, our friends on food trucks are facing an unprecedented challenge.

However, the Richmond Food Truck Association is keeping local neighborhoods fed and healthy by utilizing online ordering sites. You can visit their website to find a list of all members and where their trucks will be each day.

The process makes it easy for people to order ahead and simply pick up their food without exchanging cash or waiting around. The Virginia This Morning Team spent some time chatting with Billy Metzger of Curbside Creations Food Truck, who also serves as president of the Richmond Food Truck Association, along with Laura Daab of Bikini Panini, who is a previous Virginia This Morning guest. To learn more about the Richmond Food Truck Association, visit their website, Facebook page, or Instagram.

VPM, previously known as WCVE, Central Virginia’s Public Television Station, pivoted to make a difference in our community. Their secondary channel is now being broadcasted as Learning Plus Educational TV, which will help families rework screen time into learning time for students now learning from home. Weekday programming is now dedicated to educational program for learning at home. Join them from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each weekday. From 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., the programming is targeted for young children. From 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., programming is offered for middle and high school students. You can access these resources at no cost by visiting the VPM website.

Please join us in supporting these amazing local businesses as you secure key things for your time at home. Visit www.wtvr.com/open to view a list of additional stories. If you have a story can share on “We’re Open Virginia,” please email us at virginiathismorning@wtvr.com.