A company called Off The Grid that brings food trucks and vendors together has served more than 3,500 meals so far to those affected by the harrowing wildfires that ravaged Northern California last week.
Deadly blazes have killed at least 40 people and ruined 5,700 buildings, many of them in Sonoma County wine country and the city of Santa Rosa.
Last week, Santa Rosa city officials tweeted a request for food trucks willing to help with relief efforts, Eater reports. Local company Off The Grid responded in a big way.
“Because of their mobility, food trucks are particularly well-suited to help in disaster relief situations by providing hot, healthy meals to people who are otherwise without reliable access to food, power and water,” Off The Grid CEO Matt Cohen said.
First responders in Mill Valley receiving much-needed nourishment from Off The Grid vendors @mesohungrytoo and Taqueria Angelica’s last night. Some of these men and women were coming off 36-hour shifts. Thank you for what you do. #NorCalFires — Over 200 meals served last night alone, thanks to your donations. Please continue to support our efforts (and our new $30K goal!) via the link in our bio 🙏👆(📷: @jacquelynmogol)