Mobile Food Truck Gives Second Harvest Greater Reach

Published 07/11 2014 04:13PM

Updated 07/11 2014 09:44PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A new food truck in St. Joseph offers easy access for families in need.
Second Harvest Community Food Bank rolled out its mobile meals truck Friday.

Bethel Foursquare Church donated the old ice cream truck, which was retro-fitted with the Second Harvest logos.

The truck will be used to serve meals at five locations in St. Joseph during the summer months.

Second Harvest served 26,000 meals last year. With the addition of the mobile meals truck, Executive Director Chad Higdon says they'll hit 40,000 this year.

"The difference is - is this gets us to places where the need may be there, as far as low income and families in that area. But, maybe a facility isn't accessible or that kind of thing. It allows us to get the truck there, set up tables, and allows kids to come and get a free meal with no questions asked," he said.

A grant helped pay for the retro-fitting of the truck as well as 7 seasonal staff members to help serve meals this summer.

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