Local Man Fights Hunger One Corner at a Time
MANKATO, Minn.-- Good Samaritan Adam De Leon understands that accessing food is not easy for everyone, so he is bringing it to them.
De Leon served up quality Mexican cuisine to Holy Ground at Centenary United Methodist Church on Thursday morning.
The kind-hearted individual offered the menu items through his self-made food truck.
"I decided and built the trailer by myself, and so it take me about a year to do it, and then we've been doing a lot of business here in Mankato," said De Leon.
De Leon has shown support to Echo Food Shelf for the past 11 years, giving free breakfast burritos to those in need, working to make sure everyone is fed.
The owner does not consider his food truck operation a business, because its sole purpose is to benefit the low income community.
Holy Grounds Director of Ministries Jaime Spaid said De Leon has visited the church three times, always assisting anyway he can.
"Without even really knowing us that well, he's just offered up, such a great gift," said Spaid.
" Threw some cheese at us the other day because we didn't have quite enough to finish up, and today he's in there cooking, and adding in some of his own inventory."
"On Every Corner" is the special name the family gave the truck, and its origin story might surprise you.
"One of the Trump supporters said that if Hilary comes to win, then they'll be a food truck in every corner, so that was kind of a stone thrown for us Latinos," said De Leon.
" So that's why we decided to name the truck 'On Every Corner.'"
Regardless of anyone's political party, he understands that everyone gets hungry, so he invites everyone who needs food to come and see him.
"A lot of people they have a need for something, and that you're not going to know, unless you are with them," said De Leon.
If you would like to stay up-to-date with the food truck's route, click this link : https://www.facebook.com/OnEveryCornerCuisine/
-- KEYC News 12