A recent GOOD article showcases the benefits (health-wise, money-wise, and environment-wise) of the fast growing food truck movement. In short, these eateries on wheels can provide affordable, high quality food to anyone and everyone. Food trucks are more than a marketing gimmick; they have a real chance to make a difference. From the article:
Meanwhile, food trucks are providing a healthier answer to fast food chains. Our economy has irrevocably sped up. We're knee-deep in the era of 15-minute lunch breaks and work days that extend far past our dinner times. The reality of ever-longer hours has cut across class lines. Even though food activists beg us to cook instead of eating out, sometimes a quick, cheap meal is the only option, and food trucks can provide us with a healthier alternative than McDonald's or Subway. There is, of course, a huge difference between the greasy-spoon truck and the one that serves only grass-fed beef and cage-free eggs. Most food trucks aren't yet stocked with bourgie, high-end food. But even if what you're buying isn't healthier than Panera, you're at least supporting a small business owner at a corporate fast-food price point.
And, when we heard about how food trucks are making a difference in our hometown of Nashville, we had to share. Our friends at United Way of Metropolitan Nashville are benefiting from some food truck action.
If you're in the area tomorrow (April 26), check out what's going down around lunchtime:
The Food Trucks are coming to Donelson! Come join the fun and enjoy some great food while benefiting the community.
As part of Bridgestone’s 2012 United Way campaign, a diverse selection of food trucks serving the Nashville community will be visiting Bridgestone Americas (535 Marriott Dr.) on Thursday, April 26.
Food vendors including the following will be serving from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ten percent of Thursday’s luncheon sales will benefit United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and community partners.
- Mere Bulles
- Deg Thai
- Smoke Et Al
- Wrappers Delight
- Yayo’s O.M.G.
- The Hot Spot
- Sugar Wagon
Do you like food trucks?
If so, share your favorite food truck or link to a way one is making a difference in the comments below. Thanks for sharing!