After taking a year off due to construction in downtown Grande Prairie, the Feed the Kids Food Truck fundraiser is back. Six food trucks will be stationed along 100 Avenue to raise money for breakfast and snack programs at schools in both the Grande Prairie Catholic and Public School Districts.
ImageDESIGN Co-owner Nan Swanston says her company first came up with the idea for the event five years ago when they heard about what some children deal with.
“By chance, we happened to be talking to somebody involved in the school foundation and they were telling us how many children in Grande Prairie actually go to school without any food. We were actually kind of horrified because we don’t really think that happens in this city.”
At the event, people can buy their lunch and all the money raised goes to the school food programs. In 2017, when they held their last food truck event they raised $14,000 which helped fund over 75,000 meals for the GPCSD and also helped feed more than 1,300 students in the GPPSD.
Swanston says every little bit people can donate to the cause helps.
“This lets a lot of different people know that there’s a need and they can contribute in a smaller way, they don’t have to have hundreds of thousands to put into it. They can put whatever they have or can contribute to the cause and then they get fed too.”
The event will be held on June 13th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the south side of 100 Avenue between 100 and 101 Street.