A recent article onM&R Trailer’s Blog sitediscusses a few of the food trucks that have taken part in charity work, in honor of the time of year, and I thought it’d be nice to share the link. It features a few trucks located in or near Florida, like Manna From Heaven, a Vietnamese truck who set aside part of their profits for homeless meals. The post also includes interviews with a non-profit bakery called All Things Sweet, an old member of a charity truck group called ‘Food Trucks for Families’ named Sweet City Gelato, a business that seeks out as many charity-benefitting catering jobs they can to offer their HipPOPS to, and American Disaster Relief’s own Tamale Truck.
It’s always great seeing people take the time to support local causes, certainly hope for all the best luck and support to them that I can.
So, over the past month or so I’ve been doing some writing on the side for Food Truck Empire and one of their accounts (also just got asked to guest write for Eat.Drink.Dish, you should check the site out!); one of the reasons I sadly haven’t been able to get out to any new food trucks recently! (that and a lot more work hours, haha; the good and the bad ya know?)
But to get straight to my main point, I just finished an article discussing these really bad, annoying issues that the Savannah government has set against the food trucks currently trying to make a business there. I was able to get an amazing interview with someone really involved in the race to get the place liveable and grow the truck scene there, a Ms. Amy Hughes from Hughes Public Affairs. During the process of contact and going through this, I couldn’t help but want to spread this issue to as many media points as I can, to help get the word out and hopefully garner support for this city, and all the others where these new entrepreneurs are being practically forced out of what could be a fantastic boom for them and the city itself (if they’d actually let them survive).
Either way, Here’s the Link, I encourage anyone even mildly interested to read through it, and spread the link to as many sources as one can. Hopefully you at least enjoy skimming through it, as I very much enjoyed putting it together!