God’s Grillers for Eighteen Wheelers to honor truck drivers at end of May

Published 1:04 pm Saturday, May 16, 2020

God’s Grillers for Eighteen Wheelers will be giving out hot meals to truck drivers on May 30 in the parking lot of Crossroads Exxon between 1 and 5 p.m. The service station is located at the Intersection of Highway 80 West and Highway 219.

Jeremy Ross, organizer for God Grillers for Eighteen Wheelers, said the purpose is to honor truck drivers in the area during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ross said the goal is to feed between 100 and 300 people with hamburgers and hot dogs. Ross said if there’s food left over, it will be donated to First Responders at Vaughan Regional Medical Center.

“Among these unsung heroes is an industry that has been overlooked for many years, the trucking industry, particularly the drivers,” Ross said. “Many of these men and women are self-employed owner/operators whose lives are wholly dedicated to their profession.

“During this time of uncertainty truck drivers everywhere have stepped up. Many have missed sleep and meals, so that the masses may continue to eat and live their lives with some normalcy. It is these men and women that God’s Grillers for Eighteen wheelers want to bless.”

Ross said several churches within the Selma community have assisted the organization with the cause. Local non-profit churches will host the charitable event.

Ross also said they are taking donations from local residents to help cover the cost of food, paper products and promotional material. Anyone with questions can call 334-349-4431.