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Princeton TruckFest raises more than $25,000 for Meals on Wheels and Send Hunger Packing

The scene on Prospect Avenue for TruckFest 2017. Photo: Princeton TruckFest Instagram.

A record number of food trucks participated in the fourth annual Princeton FoodTruck Fest to help raise more than $25,000 for two local charities, Meals on Wheels of Mercer County and Send Hunger Packing.

The event featured the Feed Truck, Fork in the Road, Kona Ice, Maddalena’s Cheesecake, Suzie’s Rolling Wrappers, Dump N’ Roll, Mama Dude’s, Omninon, and several other area food trucks, as well as lawn games, a face painting station run by student volunteers, and a silent auction where participants could bid on prizes donated by local stores and restaurants. Event-goers were also entertained by DJs playing music, as well as performances by local groups Mas Flow, Sympoh, Sensemaya, the Princeton University Wildcats, and the Princeton Nassoons.

TruckFest is a collaboration between all eleven of Princeton’s eating clubs, and is led by the club community service chairs, who have been planning and organizing the event since September.

Meals on Wheels is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing meals to home-bound residents of Mercer County to promote their well-being and independence and foster a better quality of life. Send Hunger Packing Princeton provides children grades K-5 from low-income families in the Princeton Public Schools with the nutrition they need on weekends to be able to do their best in school. TruckFest aims to bring the university and the local community together for a day of food and festivities while supporting these two local community organizations serving area residents in need.

Sponsors of the TruckFest included the Princeton Prospect Foundation, Princeton University Campus Life, the PACE Center for Civic Engagement, the Princeton Undergraduate Student Government, the Princeton Graduate Student Government, edWeb.net, Island Spa and Sauna, Princeton Pi and Landau’s.

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.

  • Douglas Rubin

    What a terrific effort by the Eating Clubs of Prospect Avenue and to all the organizers, volunteers and donors who made such a great event, raising funds for two worth causes, successful.

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