GOLD RUN (CBS13) â You have heard of two men and a truck, but what about two men and two trucks?
An electrical contractor has a bright idea to feed thousands and keep the economy rolling during the coronavirus pandemic.READ MORE: 2 Juveniles Arrested After Mother, Son Found Critically Injured In Elverta
âItâsÂ just a grassroots effort thatâs sort of blowing up,â said Scott Zachman.
A couple of weeks ago, his wife made an observation while out driving.
âShe saw some truckers pulling to the side of the road and she said, âHow are they going to eat?’â Zachman said. âAnd I started talking about it and said letâs make it happen.â
So he and the owner of Dine and Dash decided to set up shop at the Gold Run rest stop.
âWe are packaging 200 breakfast burritos and 33 sandwiches at lunch,â Zachman said.
They have served nearly 1,200 meals and were just awarded a food truck permit after California Gov. Gavin Newsom authorized temporary permits for food trucks at state-run rest stops.READ MORE: 'Intense' Yellowjacket Activity Reported Around Sacramento Area, Vector Control Says
âFood trucks are a good idea because we need some variety,â he said.
Sherri Page says truckers are hungry for hot meals.
âMostly itâs sandwiches and hamburgers. so when you need a vegetable or something hot itâs hard to get,â Page said. âThey have shut down the inside of fast food places and itâs only drive-throughs and they wonât let you walk up.â
The stateâs goal is to drive food trucks to rest areas along commercial corridors, no more than three permits per location.
âWe are doing ours for free. We donât have any intent on changing,â Zachman said.
He will keep rolling through the help of donations, saying itâs the least he can do.
âThey are front and center behind health care in terms of being essential and keeping this nation going,â he said.MORE NEWS: Dispatch Audio Describes Chilling Details of Boys' Alleged Attack On Own Mother and Brother: 'He Wants To Turn Himself In'
The temporary permits will be in place until June 15.