I think in times of tragedy, it’s important to highlight slivers of kindness. And one of the best stories I’ve read in the past few days has been that of the Sexy Panda food truck. After hearing how many people had been displaced by the Camp Fire, owner Frank Hilscher knew he had to do something. So, he called the manager of the truck, stopped by a restaurant store and spent the entire business account on food and supplies.
Then, they made the 90-mile drive up north and set up shop in the Walmart parking lot. According to NBC News, Sexy Panda has been running pretty much 24/7, serving food to people whenever they need it. Frank and the truck have been in Chico since November 9 and they have no plans on leaving anytime soon.
“It’s started to grow into its own animal. We wound up constructing a full outdoor kitchen,” Frank said. The team of volunteers has grown to around 25 people and they’ve served an estimated 20,000 meals.
It looks like the truck is currently looking for a more permanent spot to set up. They were closed down at Walmart due to the city’s request and not being Red Cross certified. There is a GoFundMe set up if you’d like to donate or get more info.