‘This is the backbone of America’: Families serve up meals for truckers

'This is the backbone of America': Families serve up meals for truckers

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Three South Carolina families are giving back to those who make sure we have the essentials we need. The families have been cooking homemade meals for truck drivers.

“They’re not able to get into drive-thrus or restaurants or things like that. That’s how we came up with the idea of helping them out and giving them a meal,” said Donna Varjabedian

On Thursday, the Varjabedian, Bergseng and Long families hand delivered BBQ pork, potato salad and cookies to drivers.

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“This is the backbone of America. This is where we get all our supplies from and it’s a very thankless job,” said Bobby Bergseng.

Berseng, who was a truck driver, said seeing other truckers’ reactions is heartwarming.

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“I just appreciate those folks doing that. It’s very nice,” said driver Wes Stilwell. “It’s starting to get a little bit tiring with the restaurants being closed and it’s takeout only because that leaves this small space right here for my entire existence all day.”

The families’ said they plan to cook and deliver food to truckers until there’s no longer a need.

“It lets them know there’s people out here that do care for them,” Varjabedian said.

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