When the pandemic began to spread across the U.S. in March, Dallas-based vegan food truck Soulgood decided to close its doors and focus on serving the community.
Since then, Soulgood says it has been working with restaurants like Pecan Lodge to feed first responders covering long hours.
The pandemic has also led to many people losing their jobs or being furloughed. For parents, this might mean they are struggling to buy food for their families. Through Soulgood’s latest partnership with Feed the Front Line, the duo hopes to help these families with hot meals.
“Things are hard for all of us and instead of thinking about myself I wanted to use my food truck to serve healthy food to others to make an impact in some small way so a child doesn’t go hungry in my neighborhood,” Cynthia Nevels, Soulgood’s founder and head chef, said in a statement.
Social Venture Partners Dallas initially introduced Feed the Front Line to Soulgood. Now, they’re planning to bring more than 600 meals prepared by Nevels to minority communities, while also collaborating with the Dallas Independent School District, according to the team.
Feed the Front Line, which has sister organizations across the nation, works to support frontline workers and food-insecure groups with meals from local restaurants. The nonprofit has delivered 48,411 meals to Texas communities affected by COVID-19 and has raised $661,915 to support DFW and Houston restaurants so far, according to its website.
Soulgood’s food truck will be onsite to distribute family-size meals at South Oak Cliff High School on June 11, 2020 and at Cedar Crest Church of Christ on June 18 and June 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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