Food truck owners shift to serving free meals to workers on COVID-19 front lines

As the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic became more apparent, Steve Carlson, the CEO and Founder of “Food Smackdown”, an organization that works with food trucks in Southern California, realized the industry would take a hit, and he wasn’t sure how they would recover. … Once Carlson had the support of food truck owners, he created “Feed the Frontlines OC,” an organization that prepares meals on food trucks parked at hospitals and delivers the food to workers at no cost. … The organization has additional trucks at Kaiser Permanente Orange County- Irvine Medical Center, UCI Medical Center, and Mission Hospital.