Food Trucks Gather for Meals on Wheels

A rainy afternoon didn’t dampen the spirit of the first San Diego Food Truck War Charity Challenge in Kearny Mesa.

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A rainy afternoon didn’t dampen the spirit of the first San Diego Food Truck War Charity Challenge.
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Twenty-three food trucks took part Tuesday, parking their vehicles in one spot in Kearny Mesa.
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The roving restaurants pledged to donate 20-percent of their proceeds to San Diego’s Meals-on-Wheels.
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The organization was overwhelmed with the willingness of the food truck industry to give back.
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"We are shocked, we thought of this two weeks ago. When we put a blast out to the food truck community, we had fourteen food trucks within two hours with signed contracts in our hands," said Debbie Case, President, CEO Meals on Wheels.
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About 500 people showed up to enjoy dishes like Wild Boar Chili or Afro Ninja.
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As part of the event, participants voted for their favorite to be designated as "Top Truck.”nThat prize went to New York on Rye.
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Meals on Wheels delivers food to home-bound seniors around San Diego County; those that can’t get out, can’t do their grocery shopping or cook for themselves.
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The charity was able to pull the event together thanks to a donation from Subaru.
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