Zac Brown Band brought an audience to the Huntington Center for a concert on
Wednesday, but his visit to Toledo became about more than just a performance
when he sent his personal chef over to feed some Toledo firefighters.
to a member of a neighboring fire department reaching out to the fan club, Chef
Rusty and some friends showed up with a meal to warm the hearts and bellies of a
fire department that's been through a lot lately after the deaths of Privates Stephen Machcinski and James Dickman.
firefighters were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the community,
and it's amazing to be caught up in that wave," said a friend of the chef, who
was there. "It feels good to give."
chicken, salmon – all on the plate for the men and women who give Toledo their
Rusty spent about 40 minutes at Station 5, sharing a meal and making memories.
reverted back to a 5-year-old," his friend said. "He got on the truck, they
turned on the lights and, you know, they showed us everything and how it all
Toledo firefighters doesn't stop with Chef Rusty. The Feed our Toledo Firefighters
group is planning to bring meals to all Toledo departments on the 26th
of every month. Visit their page
to see how you can help.