“A hot holiday meal is a special thing .. taken for granted” by many American, writes David Hollis of Overdrive sister website Truckers News. For long-distance truckers over-the-road during the holidays, there’s a new effort this year ramping up to deliver holiday meals on a volunteer basis.
Meals for 18 Wheels sprang up last Thanksgiving when Crystal Schoonmaker, a trucker’s wife from Chattanooga, Tenn., “delivered 31 meals to drivers over a 23-hour period in a one-woman marathon,” writes Hollis. “Schoonmaker said that by Christmas, she recruited some helpers and 289 drivers – and five lucky pets – had meals on Christmas. Aside from the home-cooked meals, Schoonmaker said six pizzas were delivered to drivers and one volunteer handed out bags of cookies to 40 drivers.”