Gourmet Food Trucks to Rally in Support of Emergency Food Cupboard
July 13, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) — On Saturday, August 11, thirteen food trucks will prepare mouth-watering treats all day in support of the FAMSAC Food Cupboard, west Nepean’s emergency food assistance program. Hosted by Christ Church Bells Corners and sponsored by Myers Automotive Group, the fourth annual West End Food Truck Rally will take place in the church’s parking lot (3861 Old Richmond Road) from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
The FAMSAC Food Cupboard supports close to 100 families each month, including over 120 children. This year’s rally focusses on the needs of those children as they prepare to head back to school in September. “Children need healthy snacks and drinks to fuel their minds and bodies,” explains FAMSAC President Jeremy LeBlanc. “While admission to the rally is free, we encourage all rally patrons to bring a cash or food donation, such as applesauce snacks, granola bars or 100% juice boxes, to ensure that every child in west Nepean has the best start possible this fall.”
In an inspiring example of neighbours helping neighbours, Ad Mare, Angry Dragonz, Big D’s Doghouse & Poutine Emporium, Caffeine Fix, The Merry Dairy, Mr. Churritos, Pizza All’Antica, Raon Kitchen, ROOST Food Truck, Smokin’ R&Rs BBQ, Stella Luna, Sula Wok, and Whitetails Wild Game Grill will donate a portion of their proceeds from the day to the Food Cupboard. In addition, 100% of proceeds from drink sales will go to FAMSAC, thanks to returning drink sponsor Giant Tiger. A bouncy castle and face painting (sponsored by Playground Planners), Little Ray’s Reptiles show (sponsored once again by Frontline Financial Credit Union), balloon creatures (sponsored by Arbique & Ahde), and music all day make this a perfect event for people of all ages. LeBlanc adds, “Whether you are craving savoury or sweet delights, please join us on August 11 for fabulous food and fun in support of a great community cause. With everyone’s support, we can ensure that FAMSAC continues to provide local families with a variety of healthy food choices in the months ahead.”
The FAMSAC Food Cupboard, a registered charitable organization, has been helping families in Bells Corners, Bayshore, Craig Henry, Crystal Beach, Manordale, Trend-Arlington, and Woodvale since 1969. Christ Church Bells Corners, an active intergenerational Anglican parish and a dynamic presence in the Bells Corners community, has been nurturing faith, serving the world, and welcoming all since 1853. It advocates social justice, engages in service projects, offers affordable community rental space, and provides financial assistance to organizations and initiatives at the local, national, and international levels.