Cops in Kentucky town volunteer to grab grub for truckers amid COVID-19 restaurant shutdown

Truckers around the country are giving thanks to a Kentucky police department who have offered to go above and beyond to make sure that drivers get fed.

As Coronavirus/COVID-19 spreads throughout the U.S., truck drivers are finding it harder and harder to access the essential services that they need as more businesses and institutions close up shot. A growing number of states around the country are ordering restaurants to close all dine-in services over concerns about the spread of Coronavirus, and rest area/welcome center services have been interrupted in at least two states, Pennsylvania and Nebraska. Drive-through and takeout services are still available in many locations, but for those behind the wheel of a semi, these options can be tricky.

In the current cultural climate, an offer made via social media by the Hodgenville Police Department stands out as a gesture of compassion for the men and women of the trucking industry whose efforts are holding the nation together in a time of crisis.

They wrote:

If you are a trucker, and need to take time off the road in or near Hodgenville, we will assist you in getting chow. It was mentioned that with restaurants closing dining areas it’s becoming harder for truckers to find places to eat. We will either go get it for you or give you a ride to the nearest drive through. We appreciate what you do for the country and our community! Stay safe!

If you are a trucker, and need to take time off the road in or near Hodgenville, we will assist you in getting chow. It…

Posted by Hodgenville Police Department on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The online trucking community’s reaction to the simple offer of assistance was overwhelming, with the post garnering over 10,000 shares in hours.

Many Facebook users who will likely never pass through Hodgenville, Kentucky, during the pandemic still took time out to thank police for thinking of truckers.