Food Trucks Gather for Good Cause This Weekend

One of the biggest food trends in recent years has been the expansion of food from within the walls of a restaurant by taking it to the streets in food trucks where it can be appreciated and enjoyed by the masses at outdoor events.

Bank of America has partnered up with the Chicago food truck community to sponsor the Chicago Food Truck Fest on Saturday and Sunday in support of the EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES initiative, which raises funds to fight AIDS through culinary events. 

The EAT (RED) DRINK (RED) SAVE LIVES initiative is coordinating a series of food truck rallies across the country, hosted by Bank of America and the National Food Truck Association. For each meal purchased from a food truck at the events made with a Bank of America debit or credit card, Bank of America will donate 40 cents toward the fight against AIDS.

Fifteen food trucks have joined on to part of of this food gathering for a good cause, held at 2400 S. Dearborn in Chicago (parking is available at U.S. Cellular Field with free shuttle bus service) on June 27 and 28 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

So, put on those stretchy pants, grab your forks and mark your calendars for this big celebration of food truck cuisine. The food trucks you can expect to see there are The French Food Truck, The Crave Bar, Cupcakes for Courage, Auntie Vee’s Cupcakes, Chicago Cupcake, Starfruit CafĂ©, La Cocinita Food Truck, Husky Hog BBQ, The Fat Shallot, The Slide Ride, Pierogi Street, DonerMen, Caponies Express, Naansense and Giordano’s.

Learn more about the initiative at eatreddrinkred.orgLearn more about the Chicago Food Truck Fest at

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