New food truck park opens for lunch in Terrebonne Parish

GRAY, La. (AP) — There’s a new food truck park in town.

985 Eats Food Truck Park is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays at 302 Trinity Lane in Gray, off La. 24 northbound near U.S. 90. It’s not far from the UPS building and the Terrebonne Animal Shelter.

Park founders Judith and Mike Lewis, also of Big Mike’s BBQ restaurants in Houma and Thibodaux, said it’s something they’ve been talking about for some time.

Judith Lewis said they wanted to give the community and young entrepreneurs an opportunity to test the food business while not having a lot of overhead. And the location in Gray provides another place to eat for people working at nearby businesses.

“We’re known for our cuisine here in Louisiana, and it’s a shame that there’s not a lot of outlets for people who have the passion and love for food to be able

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Mississippi food truck to feed tornado victims on Christmas

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi couple is planning to bring their food truck to tornado-slammed Kentucky to serve families on Christmas.

Tupelo restaurant owners Johnny Cook and Jennifer Brignac started a food truck four years ago to feed first responders and victims after disasters. They were living on the Gulf Coast when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2006 and saw the devastation it caused, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports.

When they saw news coverage of the tornadoes that swept through the midwest and south earlier this month — killing at least 90 people, including at least 75 in Kentucky — they were determined to help.

“We saw aerial footage of the damage, and I told Johnny it was weighing heavy on my heart — and he agreed,” Brignac told the newspaper.

On Christmas Eve, they plan to drive a

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Omaha food truck owner cooks, delivers Thanksgiving meals to 67 families | Local News

This Thanksgiving, Stastny and his crew served 67 families and more than 350 people. There’s no cap to the number of families who can receive meals — Stastny said the operation has room to grow, or even double, if more people are in need in 2022.

“It’s definitely pretty awesome every year. It’s a lot of work and very stressful,” Stastny said. “Sometimes I say, ‘Man, why do I do this every year?’ But it’s always worth it.”

Stastny’s girlfriend, Phoenix Rumsey, has been part of the project since its inception. She said each year is eye-opening — some of the families receiving meals don’t even have phone numbers.

“It’s something you don’t even think about,” Rumsey said. “I’m surprised this year how many people signed up. I’m glad people felt comfortable enough to do that.”

Dining with Dignity: Volunteer chefs take meals at Siena Francis House to new level

Stastny came up with the idea to donate meals with his friend,

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Hornell food truck Biggie’s Burritos founded by former tacher

Adam Eason has always loved food and cooking. Starting with selling backyard barbecue to family and friends, his passion has grown into a new business venture with the creation of Biggie’s Burritos, Bowls, and Tacos food truck in Hornell.

Less than a year ago, Eason was teaching second grade at Wayland-Cohocton Middle School. As a result of his love of cooking, his wife’s support and how the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic shifted schools to an online learning format, he decided to follow a different path.

“I just needed a change,” Eason recalled. “The remote learning really took a toll on me. It wasn’t what I signed up for. I loved being in the classroom and teaching the kids. I loved that aspect and the pandemic stole that from me and everyone else.”

That set off a journey that would end with the founding of Biggie’s Burritos, something that

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