Over $20,000 Raised for “Send Hunger Packing”
TruckFest was held on Friday, April 25, 2014
Prospect Avenue was closed between Washington Road and Olden Street
On April 25, Princeton TruckFest brought together Princeton University students and the local Princeton community to help support food security charities in Trenton and the wider New Jersey area. This charity event was hosted by all eleven of the Princeton University Eating Clubs, in conjunction with the Pace Council for Civic Values.
Prospect Avenue was closed from Washington Road to Olden Street from 6-9 PM while a food truck parked in front of each club serves its signature items. Participating food trucks included Stace of Cakes, Undrgrnd Donuts, Mausam Curry N Bites, Pudgys Street Food, Pura Vida, and more.
TruckFest raised over $20,000 for Send Hunger Packing Initiative, a collaboration between the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank and the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, which provides low-income schoolchildren with nutritious meal packs for the weekends. The event was partially supported by a grant from the Princeton Prospect Foundation.
TruckFest featured music acts open to the public, including Caroline Reese and the Drifting Fifth.
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