Innovative GHS Food Truck Fair Fundraiser Will Benefit Kids in Crisis

At Greenwich High School, members of student government are planning a food truck fair to raise funds for Kids in Crisis.

VP of Community Service, Emily Bass, who recently won the Ernest Fleishman award for community service, explained that she and VP of Special Events Jimmy Catalano have been wanting to do a fundraiser for Kids in Crisis, who provide around-the-clock assistance for children and families in need of counseling or prevention programs. The organization also provides shelter for infants, children and teens in need of a safer living environment.

“We did a survey of all the kids and what they wanted to raise money for,” Emily said. “It was for Kids in Crisis.”

The event includes teens beyond student government. “We reached out to art students and musicians, and all the kids in SRO,” she said.

Emily said from there, students contacted several food trucks and came up with five participants:  with American Street food and Asian Pacific Cuisine, Roadside Cafe, Crazy Taco Mex, the Foodie Group and Kona Ice.

Twenty percent of the proceeds from all four food trucks attending will go to Kids in Crisis, as well as 100% of the donations.

The food trucks in attendance will include Dough Girls Pizza, Crazy Taco Mex, The Foodie Group, Roadside Cafe, Hapa, and Kona Ice.

In addition to the variety of eats, there will be face painting, temporary henna tattoos, a bake sale and a photo booth. There will also be live music from Greenwich High School singers, a band quartet and guitarists.

The food truck fair is set for Saturday, May 6 in the GHS south parking lot. The event runs from 11:30am to 3:00pm.

“We want parents, families and students all to turn out,” Emily said. “Everyone is welcome.”

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