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Food truck serves meals to homeless in downtown Wilmington

The truck operates off weekly sponsorships by members of the community. (Source: WECT) The truck operates off weekly sponsorships by members of the community. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Every week, A&M's Red Food Truck sets up at Dock and Water streets to serve breakfast.

They give out more than 60 meals and bottled water, all for free, as part of a partnership with the Anchor Church, who holds services weekly on the Riverwalk.  

“In this case, we don’t just feed the homeless, we share a meal with individuals that are in poverty or less fortunate. This food isn’t just for individuals in poverty, it’s for everyone,” said Randy Evans, director of the Hope Center with the church. 

Monica Cannon, a part-owner of the food truck, said they operate off the community's support through weekly sponsorships by businesses or individuals. She said the response to the truck has been very encouraging. 

“Every day it’s growing, every weekend, as Randy said as we started off with just a couple, now we’re serving over 60 sandwiches a morning,” she said, “You can get one. You can get two. We are here to feed you, we are here to give you sustenance, and to help your day, and to be a positive part of your day.”

Evans said that the program goes beyond just providing food to those in need.

“We share a meal together, and we’re very intentional about that. It’s not us and them. It’s us together, sharing a meal and for me that’s really the driving force behind this,” he said.

For more information on the Hope Center, visit their website, or contact Randy Evans.

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