Passing truck drivers were able to enjoy a hot meal last weekend thanks to church-members just looking to show their appreciation and support. 

The event took place at Harrells Community Park and was hosted by the Royal Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, September 26th in Ivanhoe, North Carolina. 

According to The Sampson Independent, pastor Terrell Bryant spoke to his congregation about how crucial truck drivers are to grocery stores, hardware stores, and more, especially during the pandemic, which inspired the congregation to organize the event for truckers. 

The congregation cooked and handed out the meals themselves. 

“It was great,” said Teisha Rich, one of the participating church-members.  “I’m glad that my church got the opportunity to do this for the truckers. We really appreciate everything that they do.”

“We just want to get outside of the walls of the church and show appreciation to those who are out there on the frontlines,” Pastor Bryant said. “Oftentimes, the truckers are forgotten about. They’re the ones spending late nights away from home, on the road.”