May 24, 2017

TruckFest Raises $25K For Hunger Relief

A record crowd turned out for this year’s Princeton TruckFest, which hosted 16 food trucks on Prospect Street and raised $25,000 to be distributed to Send Hunger Packing Princeton and Meals on Wheels of Mercer County.

This year’s truck lineup included the Feed Truck, Fork in the Road, Kona Ice, Maddalena’s Cheesecake, Suzie’s Rolling Wrappers, Dump N’ Roll, Mama Dude’s, and Omninon, as well as many other trucks. In addition to the food trucks, there were also 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 by the street, as well as performances by many local groups such as Más Flow, Sympoh, Sensemaya, the Princeton University Wildcats, and the Princeton Nassoons.

TruckFest is the result of a collaboration between all of Princeton’s historic eating clubs, spearheaded by the clubs’ Community Service Chairs, who have been planning and organizing the event since September. This year marks the fourth year TruckFest has been held. In its inaugural year, TruckFest donated $20,000 to Send Hunger Packing Princeton, and in its second year it decided to donate its proceeds to two organizations: Send Hunger Packing Princeton, and Meals on Wheels of Mercer County. Last year 5000 people attended TruckFest, and TruckFest raised $33,000 for Send Hunger Packing Princeton and Meals on Wheels. This year, TruckFest has again decided to support these two institutions.