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Gainesville eatery takes food truck to the poor

April 8, 2014
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — There really is a free lunch. That's what the sign on a Gainesville food truck says.

Thanks to the American Lunch program sponsored by the Five Bar restaurant, underprivileged people in a Gainesville neighborhood are being treated to free, hot lunches. Owner Chris Eddings says the idea for a mobile food-based charity came from his co-owner's son, Chatham Morgan.

The Gainesville Sun ( ) reports the truck is run by restaurant staff. Extra food is bought each week to prepare about 300 meals, which are delivered three times a week. The truck rotates between three different Gainesville area locations each week.

There are no strings attached. Just free meals for the needy.


Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun,



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