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She was about to open a restaurant, now her food's going to meals for truckers

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March 29, 2020 - 7:30 AM

A woman in Lac La Hache is turning a personal setback into a lot of home-cooked meals for truckers.

Pam King had purchased thousands of dollars worth of food and was set to open a restaurant when bars and restaurants were ordered closed for the COVID-19 response. Since she knows truckers are having difficulty finding places to eat, she decided to use the food for by-donation home-cooked meals.

“I’m going with the idea that this is all part of a bigger plan... I’m believing that this is all supposed to be,” King says.

King says her late husband was a trucker, which is part of the reason why she is undertaking this project. She says her home, which is located on the highway right across from a truck stop and motel, is the perfect place to hand over her meals, which she ensures are in sanitary bags and containers.

“I’ll have a few things I’ll do every day, like a beef dip, clubhouse and B.L.T. I make bannock and smokies, so there are a few items like that that I have on hand all the time, but today I also made shepherd's pie and I cooked a roast…. Sometimes I'll even cook a turkey dinner,” King says. “I also fill up their bags with baked goodies, I put four or five different baked items in there.”

Credit: FACEBOOK / Pam's Food Services

King says she has received an outpouring of messages of support from people across North America. She believes that truckers are an essential service, and says many of them are left without meals since dine-in options are closed and some are denied service if they try to walk up to a drive through window.

“These guys are out there and If they stop, we’re done. Our life as we know it is finished. They're transporting all of our food and medical supplies," King says. "I’m just doing my part.”

King says she cooks the meals in her home, which she keeps very sanitary because her daughter is immunocompromised. She says some people have been dropping off dry foods, cheese and eggs, and she is accepting e-transfer donations to continue ordering supplies.

Click here to see her Facebook page.

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