Local musician raises money to feed truck drivers

Video credit: FOX 4 Now Florida
Published on March 30, 2020 - Duration: 02:11s
Brett Cox raised $600 to buy enough food to feed 250 truck drivers.
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Local musician raises money to feed truck drivers

FACILITIES CAPACITSOT(DOUG BRUST, INFECTIOUSYOU’VE BEEN AT HOME FOR A WHILENOW.

THE ONE GOOD THING IS YCAN WALK TO THE KITCHEN.BUT TRUCK DRIVERS AREN’T SOLUCKTHEY’RE WORKING OVERTIME TODELIVER THAT FOOD TO YOURGROCERY STORES.AND NOW GETTING A MEAL, LETALONE A HOT MEAL... IS A HASSLBUT FOX 4’S RACHEL LOYD FOUND ALOCAL MAN WHO’S DETERMINED THELP TRUCKERS ANYWAY HE CAN.:30 - :35:38-:4LLINTRO: BRETT COX RAISED MORETHAN SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS THISWEEKEND.HE’S PLANNING TO USE THOSEDONATIONS TO GIVE TRUCKERS WHATHE SAYS THEY NEED MOST NOWA HOME-COOKED MEAL.NatsAND THIS IS HOW HE RAISED ALLTHAT CASH.

PLAYING HIS GUITAR ONFACEBOOK LIVE.AS A FREELANCE MUSICIAN BRETTCOX HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO DO WHATHE LOVES DURING THE PANDEMIC.Nats..BUT INSTEAD OF COMPLAININGHEUSED HIS STRINGS TO HELPTRUCKERS EAT A DECENT MEALI just want people to have justone half an hour, 15 minutes ofnormalcy.SOMETHING TRUCK DRIVERS LIKEMATT CARON CAN APPRECIATIt’s a welcoming sight.Especially after driving 10 or11, up to 14 hours.HE SAYS THEY’RE DRIVING LONGERHOURS TO RESTOCK LOCAL SHELVESWITH THINGS WE NEED.CARON TALKED TO ME ON THE PHOSINCE HE’S DRIVING TODAY TODELIVER FROZEN FOOD AND PRODUCETO GROCERS.

HE SAYS A HOT MEALIS HARD TO COME BY THESE LASTFEW WEEKSYou’ve got to get out of thetruck, walk around, stand inline with the cars in thedrive-thru, and some peoplewon’t even serve you.COX WORKS WITH THE CAJUN ARMY TOFEED PEOPLE DISPLACED BYDISASTERSLIKE HURRICANE MICHAELWHEN IT HIT THE PANHANDLE IN2018.HERE’S COX FEEDING LOCALS INPANAMA CITY.HE SAYS IN MANY WAYSWE’RE IN ADISASTER NOW.AND THOSE WORKINGTO REPLENISH WHAT WE NEED, NEEDHIS HELP.Now they can’t rely on thepublic restaurants to feed them,which is normally what they do.I mean you can’t pack a lunchfor over the road.IN A MATTER OF HOURS FACEBOOKFRIENDS DONATED MORE THAN 600DOLLARSTHAT HELPED COX BUY ALL THISFOOD.

HE’LL COOK WHAT HE CALLSGOULASH.AND HAND DELIVER THEINDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED MEALS ANDSNACKS TO DRIVERS.LLTAG: COX SAYS HE’S BEEN IN THEHOUSE FOR THE LAST FEW WEEKS.AND TO AVOID CORONAVIRUSHE’LLWEAR A MASK AND GL

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