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Food truck owner grills up hamburgers for the homeless

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Ron Bjorklund's food truck had plenty of costumers Saturday. Ron Bjorklund's food truck had plenty of costumers Saturday.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

By Tim Blodgett

"Whenever somebody can do something for somebody else, they should do it," Ron Bjorklund says. He's living a comfortable life selling his award-winning burgers out of his food truck, ARBC Catering, in Post Falls, Idaho. Saturday, he had a line that stretched around the block.

"I've never had a line this big for customers," Bjorklund laughs.

He parked his truck outside the House of Charity in Spokane and grilled up hamburgers to give away to some of the city's hungriest residents.

"I've done fairly good in this business, so it doesn't bother me to give something out," he says. Ron even included a little something extra on top of his burgers. "I stick a buck or two on the burger and they never expect it at all. They don't expect a burger, but when there's a buck on it, they really freak out."

Ron started his day with 60 burgers and $100 to give away.

"I plan on leaving Spokane pretty empty. Everything I got I plan to give away," Bjorklund says.

While this may seem like a small gesture, it goes a long way for those struggling on Spokane's streets. "It means a lot to me because I have never, ever been so hungry in my life," says one of Ron's customers, "I'm homeless and I feel blessed to enjoy a good meal."

For Ron Bjorklund, the best part of the day is seeing his customers happy, whether they paid for a burger or not.

"You just watch these people's faces when they see this stuff and they'll just freak out. And by the looks of them I think they'll be pretty happy."

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