Cool temperatures and gray skies did little to discourage the hungry midday crowd from attending the first Food Truck Friday last week at Child Guidance & Family Solutions. Maybe it was the west wind that carried inviting aromas toward neighborhood businesses. Some came from as far away as the workers from the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, who made the trip by bicycle.
Local food trucks brought enticing menu items, ranging from classic American hot dogs and Mexican street eats to creative sandwiches and fresh donuts. Participating food trucks were Retro Dog, The Orange Trük, Wholly Frijoles Mexican Street Foods, Boca Loca Burrito Factory, DonutLabCleveland, The Beachcomber Truck and Stone Pelican Rolling Cafe. While some will be back every week, trucks will rotate offering variety to the downtown Akron lunch crowd.
If you’re concerned about overindulging, it may help to remember that part of what you pay goes to a good cause. “The food trucks have generously agreed to donate a portion of their proceeds each Friday back to Child Guidance & Family Solutions”, said Tiffany Jamison, development associate for the agency. These funds will help the organization continue its mission of working with children facing mental and emotional challenges.
CG&FS staff also provides services to several thousand more children through eight public school districts in Summit County (Akron, Barberton, Coventry, Cuyahoga Falls, Green, Hudson, Norton and Stow), and at more than 20 preschools throughout the county.
This year is the agency’s 75th anniversary.
Food Truck Fridays will take place every Friday through Sept. 12 in the agency’s parking lot, facing E. Market Street at the corner of North Forge.
To find out more, visit the agency’s Facebook page.