Salt Lake City–Bring a blanket and stay a while! It’s the fourth annual Food Truck Face-Off on June 30, from 4 to 9 p.m., where more than 30 local food trucks and carts will converge at Liberty Park. The public is invited to buy tickets to purchase delicious food and at the same time support four local nonprofits that work to end homelessness, poverty and adversity in Utah. Fourth Street Clinic, Utah Community Action, Volunteers of America-Utah and YWCA Utah will receive 25 percent of the ticket sales.
The largest food truck event in the state will be a night of family fun featuring food trucks with a unique array of local food, a beer garden sponsored by Uinta Brewing Company, live music and children’s activities. The live music roster includes local favorites such as popular indie rock band, Uncle Reno; Kelly Bellerose, a solo blues, folk and Americana artist; The Dusty Boxcars, a bluegrass and blues group; and Vocal Reasoning, a roots reggae band. And after 9 p.m., families can stay for a “screen on the green” featuring the 2017 movie, “Wonder Woman.”
“Our Food Truck Face Off for Charity has been a hit from the start,” said Cathleen Sparrow the chief development officer at Volunteers of America, Utah. “We’ve expanded our hours and added even more trucks to accommodate event goers. You can feel good about supporting the event on several levels. Not only are you feeding your family some tasty food, but you’re supporting many small, independently-operated food trucks and four well-known and respected charities.”
The public is encouraged to pre-order $5 food tickets at foodtruckfaceoffslc.org or buy them at the event for $6 each. They can then redeem their tickets at their favorite food trucks during the Face Off. Menu items will be priced in terms of one, two or three tickets, with most meals going for two tickets. Every ticket sold will raise money for the four participating nonprofits. The non-profit that sells the most tickets will win a cash grand prize provided by event sponsors and the truck that collects the most tickets will become the 2018 Food Truck Face Off champion. Liberty Park is located at 700 East and 900 South, Salt Lake City.
“The Food Truck League is so pleased to be able to partner with the local charities on this fun annual event,” said Taylor Harris of the Food Truck League. “The Food Truck Face Off for Charity provides a wonderful opportunity for us to introduce our variety of food truck offerings to the public, and at the same time help fund non-profits who help local struggling families.”