Food truck feeds seniors isolated by coronavirus

Owner Eddie Chavez said donating extra food from the truck is better than sitting at home 'depressed'

Crazy Cubans food truck is embracing Tennessee’s “Volunteer State” motto by feeding the elderly after its regular business was sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Oak Ridge, Tenn., residents and food truck owners Eddie Chavez and Lissette Rivas are cooking and delivering meals to seniors who have been advised to stay home as much as possible since the disease poses a higher risk to them.

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“Rather than just be upset and just sit at home upset and depressed, we said, you know, we have this food, we have all this meat that we can prep and use instead of letting it go to waste and throwing it away,” Chavez told FOX Business.

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Area residents have personally reached out to Crazy Cubans asking for assistance, some being seniors who are alone and physically unable to take care of themselves, he said.

The engaged couple is also collecting and delivering goods such as sanitary products and groceries, but Chavez said supplies are running low.

To help further their project, the public has gotten involved by donating items and cash through Crazy Cubans' Go Fund Me and Facebook pages.

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