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Parents’ Night Out! Truck Stop: A Festival of Street Eats Benefits the Rhode Island Community Food Bank

Event features a gathering of gourmet food trucks and live music

The food truck phenomenon sweeping the nation has found its way to Rhode Island with an event to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Truck Stop: A Festival of Street Eats will be held Friday, April 19, 2013 from 6 to 9 pm at the Bank of America City Center (skating rink area) in the heart of downtown Providence.

DSC_0344Designed as an adult event, the event features tastings from eleven gourmet food trucks, along with wine and beer tastings by Jonathan Edwards Winery and the Narragansett Brewing Company. A cash bar is also available. General admission is $50; VIP tickets are available for $75 and include early admission, extra tastings and a free beverage from the cash bar. For tickets and information, go to www.rifoodbank.org/TruckStop  or call 401-230-1673.

“We’re excited to introduce this new event, which celebrates Rhode Island’s culinary talents while providing important support to the Food Bank,” says Andrew Schiff, Chief Executive Officer of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. Truck Stop: A Festival of Street Eats kicks off the Eat Drink RI Festival, a three-day local festival organized by David Dadekian, founder of Eat Drink RI, a culinary website.

Food trucks participating in Truck Stop: A Festival of Street Eats include:

  • Championship Melt
  • Chez Pascal’s Hewtin’s Dogs Mobile
  • Clam Jammers
  • Flour Girl Baking Company
  • Joedega
  • Like No Udder
  • Mijos Tacos
  • Radish
  • Rocket Fine Street Food
  • Tallulah

RI-Food-BankThis fundraiser will help the Food Bank distribute food to its statewide network of food pantries and meal sites, which are now serving 66,000 Rhode Islanders every month. One in three served is a child under the age of 18. Rhode Island now has the highest level of food insecurity in New England. For more information on the Food Bank and how you can help, please visit www.rifoodbank.org.

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