Portland-based GO Box, a service that provides and cleans reusable take-out boxes for local food trucks, hopes to keep some of the city's food waste from going in the dumpster.
August 27, 2012 Reusuable take-out box service is the latest effort to "green" Portland's growing food truck scene. GO Box founder Laura Weiss estimates the year-old service has already prevented 10,000 disposable boxes from entering the waste stream.
Taking a sip of the official drink of the food truck movement, Mexican Coke
courtesy John T. Edge
June 11, 2012 Food truck culture is developing its own lingo, with words like "ventrification" and "nonstaurant." And, just like the lingo started by restaurant workers and truckers, these words may be coming to a slang dictionary near you soon.
The crew of Shindigs sets up shop in a parking lot in Birmingham.
June 8, 2012 Southern food and culture expert John T. Edge sees the food truck craze as a great democratic portrait of America. His new cookbook highlights some of the most creative and cheap food cooked in trucks these days.
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New Haven Public Schools' summer food truck will deliver an expected 40,000 free meals to kids in eligible neighborhoods during July and August.
Timothy Cipriano/New Haven Public Schools
May 30, 2012 Families that qualify for free and reduced school lunches can struggle to feed kids out of their own pockets all summer. But many kids can't - or won't - come to school for free summer meals. So some administrators are loading lunches on colorful, hip food trucks and bringing the meals to the kids.
Many food trucks, like Carpe Donut, are finding new business catering weddings.
Courtesy of Jack Looney
February 28, 2012 Food truck owners around the country are finding that catering events like weddings is an increasingly appealing alternative to braving downtown streets at lunchtime.
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