Food truck brings dozens from the streets to offer Thanksgiving meal

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - A group of church volunteers and a local food truck's staff shared the holiday spirit with those at First Stop, Inc. on Sunday morning.

"When you're living in camps, it's a blessing to have a hot meal," visitor Niki Murray said.

A hot meal is a welcomed offering on a cold morning and Murray said she's thankful. "It's awesome! We get to come together; a lot of us live on the streets together," Murray said.

Crave Heat Food Truck arrived at First Stop, Inc. for one purpose.

"Essentially just be able to get them the Thanksgiving that everyone else has at their home," Crave Heat's Armando Guerrero said.

Fourteen turkeys fed dozens of people this weekend - that's dozens less hungry bellies and dozens of basic needs met through a food truck on Stokes Street.

"Whenever you contribute as a community, it's much more rewarding." Guerrero said.

The "Tex-Mex" style mobile restaurant will soon return to the roads after a few years. For now, they're just happy to help others.

"Anytime that we get the chance to serve alongside somebody that's just, to say the least, creating unity," Guerrero said.

As for Murray, she left her First Stop, Inc. friends with this message of Thanksgiving: "Just think of what we have and not what we don't have," Murray said.