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Jupiter food truck drives to Big Bend to give out free hot meals post-Hurricane Michael

Posted at 7:01 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-17 19:13:44-04

A popular Jupiter restaurant group, Little Moir's, took its food truck on the road to feed people who desperately needed a hot meal after Hurricane Michael.

"When I received the call from the owner to go to Apalachicola, I was like, I hadn’t even thought about it, 'I’ll go,'" said Arturo “Tuna” Serrano, head chef at Leftovers Cafe.

The food truck traveled hundreds of miles from Jupiter to Apalachicola on Monday with 150 pounds of rice and 60 pounds of jambalaya.

“People try to give you money and we’re like we’re not doing this for money," Tuna said.

Tuna and others fed 1,000 free hot meals to people who have been struggling since Hurricane Michael hit one week ago.

“People were so nice and I was very, very surprised about how humble they are, even in those moments," he said.

They drove up to Apalachicola early Monday morning, ran out of food in six hours and drove back that night.

"You can see the smile when they took a bite of our meals," Tuna said.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook to thank the Jupiter food truck: "South Florida friends serving jambalaya beside Tamara’s in Apalachicola. These awesome folks drove from Jupiter today, will head all the way back this evening! Little Moirs food truck, thank you for your generosity!!!"