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Food truck owners say 'thank you' by giving back to the community

Posted at 7:24 PM, Dec 25, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. -- A group of food truck owners made sure people did not go hungry on Christmas.

All week, the Richmond Food Truck Association has partnered with Blessing Warriors RVA to feed those without a permanent home.

On Christmas, nine food trucks parked out the Days Inn on Midlothian Turnpike to serve food to those in need.

Officials with the Richmond Food Truck Association said they wanted to give back to the community to repay the generosity the community showed them during the pandemic.

"We've had a lot of events that have been canceled due to COVID, a lot of festivals with breweries or reduced capacity. We have been very fortunate that we've been very well supported by a lot of the neighborhoods and communities in and around the Richmond area," food truck owner Jonathan Niemiec said. "Without the support that we've had, I think a lot of the food trucks wouldn't have survived this year. And so what we wanted to do was give back to the community in the name of the neighborhoods that we've been serving throughout the year."

In addition to food, Blessing Warriors RVA handed out clothes and other donated items.