Tomorrow the Tampa International Airport will begin allowing food trucks to serve patrons in the cell phone waiting area. This innovative plan will last for 30 days, as the airport strives to entice people to the waiting area, rather than clogging up the curbside of the airport. More details can be found here.
This is not the first time food trucks have changed up their daily routines to bring food to hungry folk in underserved areas. José Andrés used his truck, Pepe, to bring water to D.C. residents who lost power during a recent summer derecho, and has future plans to provide emergency food and drink in disaster areas around the country. In New Orleans, food trucks first became popular when Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, forcing restaurants and grocery stores to remain closed for days on end. Food trucks brought food to crews working to rebuild the city, and have continued the tradition in the wake of more recent hurricanes.