We started the month of March with so much excitement about the warmer weather and the upcoming festivals – til COVID -19 hit and our first three festivals were rescheduled to the fall (new dates on our website and below) and turned everyone’s worlds upside down.
Our most heartfelt sympathies to the families of those who’ve passed away because of the virus and we do hope you all are safe and staying home and/or at least 6-feet apart. We’ve been touching base with our food trucks around the country, many of whom are getting creative about how they stay alive through this international crisis or just shutting down, hopefully only temporarily. We are also asking for ideas from our foodie followers as to how our truckers– all of whom are small businesses – can make it through the coming weeks or months. Let us know and we’ll share with our trucks and brewing communities. Some of those ideas are in our podcast “Truck Tales”.
And, FTFA is also developing a new program called StrEATS that will keep some trucks rolling safely while also giving some food relief to homebound foodies. We’ll make a big announcement about the program soon. Stay healthy, friends – we look forward to seeing you when our festivals are back, hopefully in late summer and fall.
FTFA - HELPING TO KEEP TRUCKS ROLLING WITH NEW PROGRAM Our new program - StrEATS (see what we did there) will keep some trucks rolling safely while also giving some food relief to homebound foodies. Details coming soon.
TRUCK TALES - ONGOING TALES FROM THE TRENCHES
Listen to our most recent episodes of Truck Tales and hear from food truck and craft beer breweries on how they are weathering COVID19. Hint - boozy popsicles anyone? Listen to Truck Tales.
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FOOD TRUCKS ARE STILL ON THE STREETS
Food Trucks, like brick and mortar restaurants are getting creative during these unsettling times - from offering curbside take out to helping deliver food in their communities. Don't forget to listen to Truck Tales to hear how food trucks are adapting.
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We Still Have Food Trucks
FEELING HELPLESS? SOME WAYS YOU CAN HELP
There are still plenty of things we can do to help.
Donate Blood the Safe Way - 7,000 blood donations have been cancelled across the United State.The Red Cross is still in need of blood. If you are a healthy American check here to find a blood donation center in your community.
Buy gift cards and order take out from local restaurants and food trucks.
Donate to Food Banks
And of course
Wash your hands
Practice Social Distancing
Call your family and friends