Charlottesville Replaces Stolen Generator for Angelic’s Food Truck
Yesterday morning, Angelic Jenkins discovered that someone had broken into her food truck and stolen the generator. She was devastated. Today, thanks to the Charlottesville community, she has a new one. No less than forty donors responded to an online fundraiser, quickly raising the $1,000 needed for a new generator. Donors included staff from Public Fish & Oyster, Lampo, Prime 109, Quality Pie, The Tennesseean Steakhouse, Brasserie Saison, Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, Splendora’s Gelato, and more.
“Just amazing,” said Jenkins. “I get emotional when I talk about this because I didn’t realize that many people notice, or that many people cared. And they do.”
She is not out of the woods yet, though. Without a generator yesterday, Angelic’s lost an entire day of sales, a tough blow for a food business just getting off the ground. But, Angelic’s is open today and you can help her recoup the lost revenue simply by patronizing her truck. And, bring a friend. The truck is at the bottom of Pantop’s mountain at the corner of Long Street and 250, 11:30 am – 7 pm. Eating fried fish and chicken seems like a good way to lend a hand.
Thank you, Charlottesville. As I’ve said before about our community, “when one has a need, others rush to fill it.”