Chop Chop Chicken Sundaes is a food truck based out of Portland, Oregon. Since wildfires have been raging through their beloved communities, the owners and staff have shown their kindness and support by offering free meals to first responders and evacuees throughout Clackamas County.
The fires in and around Clackamas County quickly became a state of emergency after strong winds swept through the area on September 7th, 2020. Clackamas fire department and neighboring agencies immediately sprung into action, working to contain the burning areas and keep the surrounding communities safe. Evacuation protocols were put into place and thousands of locals have since been displaced due to the fires, while first responders risk their lives to save affected homes, families, businesses, wildlife and conservation lands.
In response to the situation, Chop Chop Chicken Sundaes, along with residents of the area, have stepped up kindness efforts, giving what they can to show support and gratitude for their communities. On September 11th, Chop Chop Chicken Sundaes advertised via their Facebook page that they would be offering free breakfast, stating, “If you, family and your friends have been displaced due to wildfire evacuations, we’re offering free breakfast… please pass the word. All are welcome.”
The owners and employees of the food truck must have received quite the response and seen the need for support within their community because later that day, they posted on their Facebook again, offering yet another meal to affected locals and evacuees. In this Chop Chop Chicken Sundae announcement, the crew noted that after serving free chicken sundaes for lunch, they would be heading off to provide the same for Clackamas County First Responders.
Upon witnessing their kindness, several residents of Clackamas County reached out to Chop Chop Chicken Sundaes, seeking ways to get involved by offering their own donations and support. According to Chop Chop Chicken Sundaes Facebook page, all of these efforts were quite the success and wildly appreciated.
“We’ve talked to families who evacuated on Tuesday and are living in their car with their beloved pets. Seen other food vendor friends who were also forced to evacuate: A mother who is always giving to others and felt humbled to receive a warm meal. A husband who couldn’t believe we were there to feed people for free. Multiple strangers and Chicken Sundae fans who generously have given donations of food and cash. One gentleman donated dozens of his farm-fresh eggs for us to serve Saturday morning,” Chop Chop Chicken Sundaes explained.
The Kindness of Chop Chop Chicken Sundaes and friends lasted for three days, during which local efforts paved the way for success. “The small community of Vernonia who took in multiple evacuated animals also pulled together to gather food for breakfast on Saturday morning… Around 100 first responders were out serving the communities that they themselves had been forced to evacuate… We were donated gallons of coffee for Saturday morning from a local manager/friend from Starbucks.”
Chop Chop Chicken Sundaes went on to express their gratitude, stating, “In tragic and uncertain times, it’s incredible to see people put all their differences aside and come together to do what is right for a fellow human being. Kindness matters always and there is always someone who will be forever grateful. What matters most is what unites us, not what divides us.