Local food truck hands out free food on 'Thankful Thursday'

On Thursday, a local food truck owned by FatKidFoodCo., handed out free food. It is part of a tradition within the company called 'Thankful Thursday.'

Posted: Apr 16, 2020 5:19 PM
Updated: Apr 16, 2020 5:29 PM

MEDFORD, Ore--- On Thursday, a local food truck owned by FatKidFoodCo., handed out free food. It is part of a tradition within the company called "Thankful Thursday."

"No questions asked you know? You come up. If you have a family, you are a single parent, it does not matter what you do and stuff," said FatKidFoodCo., owner Chaz McKenna. 

The food truck was parked outside of D & S Harley-Davidson on South Pacific Highway. This will be the truck's location for future "Thankful Thursdays." 

McKenna says the truck was able to supply around 400 free meals, last week. He says it is the company's way of "paying it forward."

The truck expects no money on Thursdays. The workers will not ask what your financial situation is. However, the goal for the food is for it to be given to people that need it. 

According to the Rogue Powerpack Program, 1 in 5 families in Jackson County experience food scarcity at home. 

Rogue Powerpack distributes backpacks full of food to those families. When schools closed up because of the coronavirus pandemic, getting food to those families became a challenge. 

Local companies like FatKidFoodCo., donated gift cards to Rogue Powerpack, to deliver to families that need help. Rogue Powerpack is also starting to distribute backpacks for the weekends. 

For FatKidFoodCo., the gift cards are just a start. 

"So to them, we went and teamed up and did 25 gift cards for 25 dollars each," said McKenna. "The thing with that also is if it is a family of four, six, eight, if they come up and they want something and they only have a gift certificate for 25 bucks, we are going to feed the whole family. So, it was more or less a card to give to the family so that when they come here, we are able to help them out."

McKenna also says that the company is seeking another truck. This would allow the company to do "Thankful Thursdays" in more than one location. 

The plan if for "Thankful Thursdays" to at least continue through the next month, while the area deals with the coronavirus pandemic.

The company has an Instagram account that announces where the "Thankful Thursdays" locations will be. You can search that account on Instagram, @FatKidFoodCo.

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