Truckers on the road during Thanksgiving can still enjoy a hot holiday meal thanks to an online network of volunteers, called Meals For 18 Wheels.
Meals For 18 Wheels helps deliver meals to truckers in need throughout the year, as well as during major holidays. On Nov. 23-24, the group’s volunteers will match up with drivers to bring them a Thanksgiving dinner plate.
Here’s how it works:
- On Thanksgiving morning, the group will create a post on their Facebook page about the meal-sharing event. On that post, drivers who wish to receive a meal will comment their location and how long they expect to be at that location.
- Meals for 18 Wheels will compare the information drivers provide to their volunteer information and coordinate available volunteers in that area who can drop off a plate of food.
- The volunteer and driver will be put in contact with one another so the volunteer can deliver the food.
Information on how to volunteer is also available on the group’s Facebook page.
“We do this every year in hopes of bringing a little bit of home to drivers who are unable to go home to their families,” the group posted. “Everyone is welcome to participate even if we’ve recently helped you.”