Food truck serves Christmas dinner to Aiken community

December 26, 2018

“To whom much is given, much is required.” That Bible verse is one Curtis Blocker quoted Tuesday afternoon before he and his wife Phyllis served Christmas dinner outside the Salvation Army from his food truck, Food on the Curb.

Aiken residents walked, biked or drove up to the Salvation Army to pick up a free meal of candied yams, ham, turkey, green beans and more from the food truck.

Blocker said as a kid, he lived with his grandparents and their Christmas dinner was at the Salvation Army.

“We’re giving back because they gave to us,” Blocker said.

Lieutenant April Tiller with the Salvation Army said they’ve noticed some in Aiken become lonely on Christmas, and having a Christmas dinner can bring people together as a part of the community. She said feeding people “is just what we’re supposed to do.”

“Christ said the poor will always be with you,” Tiller said, “So when we feed them and they come, we show our community love; we show them we’re the hands and feet of Christ; and then they’re eating with other people that they may have something in common with, so this brings the spirit of fellowship, especially during the holidays.”

Tiller also said the dinner shows the community’s willingness to come together and share with one another. She said by Food on the Curb serving Christmas dinner, it helps the Salvation Army save their resources.

“We’re spreading the love through the community in all of us working together,” Tiller said.

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