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Food trucks around Hampton Roads are serving up hot meals in neighborhoods

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Posted at 9:55 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 22:38:49-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Friday night dinner is now only a couple steps away from your front door. “Just riding by, I saw it and pulled in,” says Chesapeake resident Justin Holland.

Into the parking lot of Deep Creek Baptist Church in Chesapeake to grab a bite from several different menus including Sofrito, The Bumbling Bee and J&K Style Grill.
“We don’t have a lot of options for restaurants right here at this big intersection,” said Yvonne Covey.

Covey is one of the founders of Creek Meets that set up a food truck events with Eat the 757 and Street Food Revolutionaries to help fill empty stomachs. “We wanted to find a way where parents staying home with kids could walk down on a Friday and not have to cook and get out for some fresh air,” Covey adds.

Capt’n Crabby’s was parked in a neighborhood in Virginia Beach. Neighbors say it’s convenient and a great way to support local businesses . “Talking with the neighbors as they are walking up and down the street picking up their food is like the closest we get to being social right now,” said Austin Meincke.

Executive chef Steve Jones says the community events are a little different from what they are used to. “We don’t see the variety like when we would go to breweries and festivals and where we feed thousands of people. This is definitely a controlled kind of crowd,” he adds.

At some of the events like the one held at Deep Creek, organizers set up a food drive box for the community. “There are families here in deep creek that are in need of food,” said Covey.

To help make sure neighbors don’t go hungry.

For a full list of upcoming food truck community events click here.

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