Moston Chef food truck 'set on fire' by 'racist' raises £50,000 in 24 hours
David Kamson, owner and chef of Moston Suya was left near suicidal after his food truck van was burned down to the ground in a heinous hate-crime. After coming to Manchester with £70 in his pocket 4 years ago, he saved £5000 to upscale his black owned business. A local then began tormenting him, which would soon lead to these heart-breaking, then heart-warming acts.
Moston is a takeaway based in Manchester. Suya is a spicy shish kebab which is a popular food item in West Africa. It is traditionally prepared by the Hausa people of Northern Nigeria & Cameroon.
Every Wednesday, he would cook free food for homeless people.
Sadly, after being hit with racist abuse for months, on Tuesday, David says he found out his food van appeared to have been torched.
"I came back from York on Monday night and walked past my trailer and it was still there," David said.
"The next morning I went to the Post Office and the guys in there asked me what had happened to my trailer.
"They told me that it had been on fire and that it had burnt to the ground.
"When I saw it, cried for almost five hours."
David recalls the events in an Instagram post
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I am a Descendant of Noble Kings .. I Humble myself and Serve My Community ... I worked Hard 3 years 9 months.. I saved money .. no social - bought a catering Trailer for £3000 pounds Spent £438 pounds to bring down from Canterbury Kent to Manchester . So I can serve food in a decent In a decent environment for my community. Some Racist Thief in Moston Named Craig Don’t like the idea of a Black Man Doing Such Business in Moston So he stole the Catering trailer .. sold equipments over £5000 and damage the inside for Fun One Month Later it was found with Him in Blackley Charles town Road Police tried to arrest him , he lied he bought it and couldn’t provide any proof who sold it to him .. He was not charged or disturbed I see him around and I just ignore him I’m a community Lad ... known for Huslte and funny vibes 2 days ago on Hartley street this same Craig guy drove pass me and say to me fucking black immigrants come in Moston to do business like they own it.. he went ahead to tell me that trailer should have been his and his boys eyes are on it That was 2 days ago This morning I woke up late at about 10am and I went into the post office where the cashier was telling me oh my God what happened to your trailer , I said nothing is wrong with it it’s fine .. the council loves it and I have just fixed it back and bought back tools in it ... He screen nooooo , it’s burnt down to ashes .. I said no , maybe people burn things beside it He said no , I didn’t even mind him because I started laughing So I went to check on £3000 trailer with £2200 worth of equipment Gone in ashes with some things missing ... which means it was robbed before burnt This Act of Hate should not be allowed in Moston . This is hateful and sad ... All the kids that gets chicken from me , all the street homeless and beggars I give food to Most are not black , I have no colour black or white ... I am a community man and should be treated as one , I kept trying to feed myself and shelter my soul .. Someone is hating in Corner I leave this to God , That trailer was God’s gift to me to get out of Hunger . Somebody burn it . #SayNotoRacism
His friend also started a Go Fund Me for him. In one day he has raised over £50,000 https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-david-kamson-get-his-food-van-back?utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all
High profile celebrities and influencers reached out to give their blessings to Moston Suya. Namely, Love Island contestant Mike Boateng and winner Amber Rose-Gill, Krept and Konan, and Kyle Richards from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
At the time of writing, (24/09/2020) the GoFundMe for Moston Suya has reached
He is truly blessed and is making racists sick! Yes!
David Kamson has left this message thanking all of his supporters
In a heartfelt speech David says "God bless you all. I am going to promise you one thing. The money from the community will serve this community back; and that is my promise. I will make sure I provide good and better quality service and food to you people. I will also make sure that, the ones that cannot get much around you should come to me and I will feed you all. Now God bless you."
What a selfless man. It will be amazing to see him blessed, booked and busy.
It’s been so heart-warming to see that during his devastation us Brits came through and supported this man and supported his UK black business.
#EndRacismNow #SupportUKBlackBusinesses #UKBlackOwned #BlackLivesMatter