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Taxi Driver's Food Drive

A new cab service hopes to fight hunger along the road.

Illski Transports of Asheville is offering a unique deal on Sundays between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Owner and driver Demetris Jones will give you a ride in exchange for five cans of goods. The cans will be donated to Manna Food Bank.   

"I had a homeless man, he gave me five cans of food, wow!" Jones says. "He just donated to Manna Food Bank and he's in a worse position than I am."   

"Illski" has been homeless since May. He sleeps in the back seat of his Crown Vic every night with a pillow and a blanket his mother gave him.

He says by not renting an apartment, he's saving money and giving his new business venture a chance to thrive.

"I'm chasing a dream, I'm willing to put myself in a difficult position to achieve and to accomplish."

If you're interested in contacting Illski Transports, call 828-242-6016.

 



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