Published: Apr 08, 2014 12:36 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - There really is a free lunch. That's what the sign on a Gainesville food truck says.
    
Thanks to the American Lunch program sponsored by the Five Bar restaurant, underprivileged people in a Gainesville neighborhood are being treated to free, hot lunches. Owner Chris Eddings says the idea for a mobile food-based charity came from his co-owner's son, Chatham Morgan.
    
The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/1kGRv5J ) reports the truck is run by restaurant staff. Extra food is bought each week to prepare about 300 meals, which are delivered three times a week. The truck rotates between three different Gainesville area locations each week.
    
There are no strings attached. Just free meals for the needy.
    
___
    
Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)