Restaurant owner feeding truckers during pandemic

Former trucker, now restaurant owner, passes out free food during pandemic

CORNING, Ark. (KAIT) - As essential workers keep providing us with what we need, a restaurant owner in Corning works to feed truck drivers passing through.

Harold’s BBQ sits at the intersection of Highways 62 and 67, which sees a lot of big rigs passing through.

Before entering the restaurant business, Linden Massey drove an 18-wheeler for 38 years.

He knows it’s difficult to find a good, hot meal on the road, especially now with COVID-19 closing many businesses.

“I know what it’s like to be out there and not be able to get to a motel or get anything decent to eat,” he said.

In the last few weeks, to help those truckers, he’s handed out sack lunches to more than 700 drivers.

“It just doesn’t get any better,” he says. “The community has been behind me.”

People from Paragould, Jonesboro, Fayetteville, and even Indiana step in to give Massey food donations or money.

He says he’s ‘just the delivery boy’, but he’s leaving a big impact.

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