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Graham Weston’s 80/20 Foundation Will Sponsor Mobile Farmers Market Truck

September 19, 2013
A rendering of the upcoming Truckin' Tomato. (Courtesy)

A rendering of the upcoming Truckin’ Tomato. (Courtesy)

Look for a brand new food truck to hit the streets early next year. But unlike other mobile kitchens, this particular truck will be sponsored by  Graham Weston’s (Rackspace co-founder and chairman) 80/20 Foundation and will provide fresh produce from local farmers to downtown SA and surrounding areas.

“Truckin’ Tomato hits right in the heart of the foundation’s goals for San Antonio,” said 80/20 Foundation Executive Director, Lorenzo Gomez. “The project is adding a great urban option to downtown residents while displaying an example of social entrepreneurship.”

The 28-foot Truckin’ Tomato, slated for a January 2014, will visit large business campuses, parks, apartment complexes and special events in the area. The truck will serve as on-the-job training for Haven for Hope residents and proceeds will operate and benefit Christian Hope Resource Center.  The truck is similar to Chicago’s anti-food desert Fresh Moves mobile market program founded in 2007.

For details on the truck, visit: truckintomato.wordpress.com.

 

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  • Shell_Harris

    It would be great if the trucks came thru the neighborhoods, like the Ice Cream trucks. They did this in Phoenix, AZ when I lived there. They would drive through the neighborhoods and instead of music they would speak out on the PA system and announce where they would be parking in the neighborhood and what time and how long. Sometimes they would call out the specials on the PA. It was a great asset to our community of elderly people and people with disabilities like me. :)