Everyone should be a roadie
So as most of you might have guessed quite a lot of my time is spent driving through America in an armada of trucks and sleeper vans. In the last few days I’ve driven from Dallas all the way down to Miami, Florida. All this driving gives me time to do some internet research on what people in Florida are doing about hunger. Feeding South Florida states that 1 in 6 people go hungry in Florida. Which is so bizarre to me because America produces and consumes so much food. You only have to walk around arenas to discover all the different culinary delights; pretzels, gyros, BBQ and popcorn is just naming a few. This hunger is due to many reasons, unemployment and the increase of food prices and living costs which means many people are going to bed hungry in one of the richest countries in the world. It seems world hungry isn’t something that only happens in developing countries.
This is where Feeding South Florida steps in, they have a concept called ‘food drives’ which I thought was so fitting with all the driving I have been doing. Food drives are a fun way for people to take road trips whilst also collecting any unwanted food items from people’s pantries. Any tuna, peanut butter and tinned goods are accepted. I defiantly know I have these in my cupboard at home. Seeing the world and raising awareness about world hungry and sharing resources. This sounds very familiar. It seems taking a road trip and raising awareness isn’t just being done by Coldplay and Oxfam. What the amazing thing is that it is not so far away from your reach either as anyone can sign up to take a food drive. I think it’s a perfect way to spend a summer holiday.
During my internet searching I also discovered that Miami is now one of the best places to dine. It seems these guys have really taken up the food scene and ran with it with lots of new restaurants and new food truck round ups that are taking Miami by storm. It seems everyone has food and driving on the brain!
Miami has formed its own food truck round ups where people serve all different types of cuisine in one space. The trucks move around on different days and join together at different times so the food is always different and new. I know America is a place where convenience and ease wins always, but this is a new level of convenience! Thai, Mexican and burgers all in one place for me to try sounds like paradise. Today is the day I realised I’m on a road trip through America and everyone else in Florida is becoming a roadie too. So onwards and upwards (north through America) to Atlanta where the next show will be on Monday. Let’s see how much they like roadies there?