Did you know that there is a non-profit food truck rolling around Buffalo? Last year, Daily Bread Food Truck launched in WNY, fueled by the “get one, give one” philosophy. Sue Currie, who is very familiar with the operational mission of the truck, says that it’s one the country’s first completely non-profit food trucks. Seeing that there are so many food trucks on the road these days, it’s refreshing to know that one of them is also in the business of giving back. Every time a meal is ordered from Daily Bread Food Truck, a second meal is given away, thus providing for someone in need.
“The Truck’s purpose is to address the issue of food insecurity in our own community ” said Steve Biegner, co-founder of the WNY Impact Foundation, which runs the truck, and who is a pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. “In the neighborhood just around our home base, 60 percent of families live under the poverty level and 40 percent of children receive free or reduced meals at school. But we didn’t want to just hand out food. We wanted to empower others in WNY to have an impact and be part of the change. The concept is, for every sandwich you buy, you’re buying one for someone else. It’s that simple.”
Although the food truck is based at 4007 Main Street in Eggertsville for lunch traffic on Sundays, it does travel to events and churches, and is available for special requests. The busier the food truck gets, the more food gets delivered to those in need. Does it get any better than that?
Be sure to keep an eye out for this truck parked at an event or festival near you this summer. And when you do see it, be sure to support the delicious cause!