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Princeton Food Truck Fest Will Raise Money for `Send Hunger Packing’ School Program

Truckfest log This Friday night, you can take a walk along Prospect Avenue, taste food from more than ten food trucks, enjoy live music, and support a great cause at the same time.

The private eating clubs at Princeton University and the Pace Council for Civic Values will be hosting the first ever Princeton TruckFest from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 25.

Vendors include Mausam Curry N Bites, Stace of Cakes, Undrgrnd Donuts, Oink and Moo BBQ, Tico’s Eatery and Juice Bar, Pudgy’s Street Food, The Dapper Dog, Pure Vida, Wrap Star, The Taco Truck, and Lost Brothers Pizza.

The event will feature performances by Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth and Gorilla Gorilla.

Proceeds from the event will go to Send Hunger Packing, a program that helps school children who do not have enough to eat. Send Hunger Packing is run by the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank. Modeled after Feeding America’s backpack program, Send Hunger Packing meets the needs of hungry children by providing them with food to eat over the weekend during the school year.

In partnership with local schools, children identified by school officials as being food insecure or at risk for hunger take home a backpack on Friday afternoons that is filled with kid-friendly, easy-to-open and nutritionally sound food provided by Mercer Street Friends. On Monday morning, the children return the empty backpack to school.

The program serves about 250 children who attend the Princeton Public Schools.  Send hunger Packing programs have been implemented in more than a dozen public schools in Mercer County and the program serves more than 600 children.

The public is welcome to attend the family-friendly event. For more information, visit princetontruckfest.org.

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Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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