Help Texas Steele BBQ buy a food truck


As the representative of Texas Steele BBQ, I've launched this fundraising effort because Texas Steele BBQ is being forced out of the location they were asked to be in, and they've only given us a week to pack up and leave.

Since I'm originally from Central Texas, I often found myself yearning for the cuisine of my hometown. As a result, on August 13, 2020, we launched our Texas barbecue food truck in the city of Columbus, Ohio. We started after I was fired from a job because I didn't mesh well with the company's culture. Nevertheless, with my company, I've had the opportunity to share what I'm most passionate about with others in Columbus, Ohio.

About half a year ago, we were extended an invitation to relocate into a bar. They invited us to work in the bar and restaurant on a permanent basis and to serve meals. Despite the fact that I made several requests for a contract, I was not able to keep the food truck that we had because it was a rented vehicle. However, we never got one.

Then, on Monday of this past week, I received a text message requesting us to vacate the bar because they wanted to reinstall their own kitchen there. I was only given one week to vacate the premises. After this coming Sunday, we will no longer have a location at which we may sell our product. Our loved ones have been harmed by this because, had we known they would act in this manner, we would have remained in the food truck.

Now we don't know what we can do. We are looking at several options in an effort to come up with enough capital to either purchase an existing trailer or make the initial deposit on a brand-new food truck. In light of this, we have begun this campaign with the goal of raising $23,000 and are reaching out to all of you. I am making this appeal for funds in the hopes that we can start running the business of my dreams again and go on performing the work that we have always cherished.

To this day, I have never once solicited assistance from anyone; I have always been the one to pave my own road and shape my own fate. However, I am helpless today, and even though we are doing everything we can to avoid becoming homeless as we head into the autumn season, I'm afraid I'm going to have to go back to where we were when we first started looking for a place to live.

When I get the truck, I also plan to buy the restaurant supplies that are required in order to stock the truck with all that is required of us. Your aid, no matter how large or how small, is thus very much welcomed as we work toward our goal of getting back on track as quickly as possible.

Thank you in advance for your valuable time and thoughtful consideration. May God bless you in return for any form of aid!

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Akil Steele
Columbus, OH

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