Everyone loves to nosh at food trucks, and food trucks are turning that growing popularity into extra cash for local school districts.
Many food truck operators are willing to participate in school fund-raising events by serving attendees at athletic and after-school events. By donating 10% of their sales, minus tax, to the partner school, food trucks can help schools about raise $50 per night, which can quickly add up based on the number of times the school uses food truck promotions. This becomes a win-win situation for everyone involved and requires very little effort on the part of the school’s staff, students or PTO.
It’s a simple arrangement. The food trucks provide the food and service, while the school generates a large crowd. In order for the event to be successful, the school must promote the fund-raising effort, whether it’s a weekly food truck court in the school parking lot or a one-time event at a school carnival.
Parents and students can get the word out by talking it up to everyone they know, distributing printed posters and flyers, sending a news release to the local newspaper, posting signs in front of the school and putting the event on a local community calendar. Of course, they also can use the traditional food truck form of communication – Twitter and Facebook – let everyone know when and where the fund-raising event will be happening.
One of the easiest says to raise funds is by scheduling a weekly outdoor food court in the school parking lot, and a dozen Southern California schools are already doing this on a regular basis. Some schools have invited as many as 10 food trucks to gather at the school around dinnertime. Thanks to pre-event advertising, parents, teachers and passers-by stop for a quick snack or take-away dinners on their home-bound commute.
Our trio of gourmet food trucks believes in giving back to the communities where we do business. When you have plans for a big event, give us a call and let us see how we can help you raise funds for education. Our trucks include:
- Greenz on Wheelz is a Number 1 salad truck that creates the best sandwiches and wraps, plus the freshest salads on wheels. Call 855-6Greenz
- The Hungry Nomad creates tasty sandwiches and wraps for street diners and at catered events. Call 877-Nomad-10
- Hang 10 Tacos dishes up the best tacos in Orange County, served fresh by smiling team members. Other menu options include traditional carne asada and even a vegetarian dishes. Call 855-5-Hang-10
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