Does anybody know where to get financial assistance for food while out on the road?

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  1. Scarecrow4180

    Scarecrow4180 Light Load Member

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    I just started with a new company and dont get my first check until the 18th. I have ran out of money for food. The company don't do cash advances and I'm starving.
     
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  3. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    Just ask someone.
     
  4. lual

    lual Road Train Member

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    There may be food banks near you that can help.

    Where are you located?

    -- L
     
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  5. UturnGirl

    UturnGirl Road Train Member

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    If you can fuel at loves a lot you can use points for fast Food as well as roller garbage. I've had to do that between jobs.
     
  6. Scarecrow4180

    Scarecrow4180 Light Load Member

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    The problem is getting to the food banks
     
  7. Scarecrow4180

    Scarecrow4180 Light Load Member

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    Thats what im trying to do is refuel, butbthe company uses those #### barcode stickers to activate the pump and its not reading the barcode lol so ive been on and off the phone all morning with dispatch.
     
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  8. UturnGirl

    UturnGirl Road Train Member

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    Fellow drivers, please don't hate me for suggesting this, even with all the scruffy beggars out there I've still been known to help a driver out with a bit of cash. Doesn't hurt to ask. Just don't make it a long sad story. We all have places to be.
     
  9. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    I never give anyone cash but I won’t hesitate to buy someone food so they can eat.
     
  10. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Road Train Member

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    I would reach out to my company. Dispatcher, terminal manager, payroll department, HR, someone, because even if they don’t normally give advances, they also don’t want drivers to get so distracted by hunger that they can’t drive safely.

    You aren’t a driver who gets paid every two weeks and mismanages your money, you’re a driver who hasn’t been paid for a long time (and never by them). This is a special one time circumstance.
     
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  11. Scarecrow4180

    Scarecrow4180 Light Load Member

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    Update on the situation. I cant refuel the truck because of both fuel caps being cross threaded by the previous driver. Lmfao Murphy's Law times 10 today. I think this truck is cursed. Now waiting on the company to set up an appointment at the rush truck center up the road.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2024
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