Child Guidance & Family Solutions (CG&FS) and local food truck chefs have cooked up a plan to benefit kids in Summit County. On Friday afternoons starting May 16, CG&FS will host Food Truck Fridays. CG&FS’s programs support mental and emotional health for the children and youth of our community, and now residents may support a great cause while enjoying a delicious lunch. The food trucks will donate a portion of the lunch proceeds to CG&FS.
Eager customers may find the food trucks from 11 a.m to 1:30 p.m. every Friday from May 16 through Sept. 12, parked on the CG&FS lot facing E. Market Street at the corner of North Forge. Check CG&FS’s Facebook page to see which trucks will be there each week. The six participating trucks are:
Boca Loca Burrito Factory, billed as Street Food with Attitude, offers high-quality fast street fare and a fun experience.
Green Machine has a menu that includes the signature Naanwich, salads and homemade desserts. The classically trained chef uses organically raised products from local farms.
Orange Trük, run by two classically trained chefs who bring high-quality artisan food to the streets of Akron through their gastropub menu.
Retro Dog provides fresh, made-to-order classic hot dogs (char-grilled, in natural casings), burgers and delicious food.
Stone Pelican brings lunch classics to the streets of Akron, serving up gourmet sandwiches, paninis, wraps and more.
Wholly Frijoles, a fast-casual Mexican taqueria concept, with authentic food that is rooted in the culture of Mexican street vendors.
Tiffany Jamison, Development Associate at CG&FS, is coordinating the activities and says: “2014 is our 75th anniversary year so we are especially excited that these local chefs and entrepreneurs are so generously supporting our work with children, adolescents and the families of our community.” Jamison adds that as the summer goes on and interest grows, they may expand what is offered and when.