Social distancing is a term that you had likely never even heard before about a month ago. With COVID-19 precautions ramping up faster than the now-postponed Indy 500, the whole world knows about it now.
While the idea is simple – just stay a distance away from people – putting it into practice does bring some problems. Closeness is how the world runs, and all sorts of factors that you wouldn’t consider suddenly come into play. It’s like how you never realize how often you touch your face, until you are no longer supposed to touch your face.
I bet you want to touch your face now.
One of the main elements of social distancing that has proved to be a tough accommodation is food. We’re used to being able to get food handed to us, no questions asked, and that’s our sustenance for the time being. Now things are different, and the food industry is having to find creative ways to adapt.
For one Canadian food truck located in Pennsylvania, the answer is extremely Canadian. Similar to how some government offices have mandated how Canadians should measure social distancing, the Flying V Food Truck is using hockey sticks to hand over food packages.
And, my Canadian friends, what’s in the packages, you ask???
Poutine. Obviously. But it gets even more Canadian than that.
The Food Truck has implemented a “pay-what-you-can” policy to help ensure that their patrons are being fed without being financially nervous. Staying open and putting yourself in harms way to make money is one thing, but to ensure everyone has a warm meal is another.
Keep it up, guys!