Relief – And Refreshments – For Truck Driver Appreciation Week 

Posted: 6:17 am Friday, September 7th, 2018

By Ann Kelly


It’s a tough job and I know it’s one I could never do. Being a trucker can mean long days and nights on the road, away from family and those home-cooked meals. But there’s so much more to talk with you about in Ann Kelly’s Kitchen. The week of September 9th is Truck Driver Appreciation Week and thanks to the hard work of the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund there are also resources for truckers in need. Shannon Currier joined me for a discussion on why the work of truckers is so important to our health (think getting that farm fresh produce ASAP) and at times sacrificing their own health. But the Fund is an online source for help and it’s funded fully by donations.

Who hasn’t stopped at Love’s out on I-4 for a little relief from road rage and stress? That’s one busy hub full of trucks morning, noon and night. We all need our snacks of course and one of the ways the Relief Fund received support is from Southern Recipe. Let’s talk the ultimate road food – pork rinds! But these aren’t the rinds we grew up with. They’re a little healthier, a few more flavors and for those of us who just love to play with our food we have some new ways to work them into your foodie repertoire.

Take a moment to learn a little bit more about St. Christopher’s and how to show your support for the men and women who rule the roads here, and show them some love during Truck Driver Appreciation Week.



The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. Charles Kuralt