Food truck with a cause: Kitchen on the Street helps feed hungry

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by Tami Hoey

Video report by Heidi Goitia

Posted on July 7, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 7 at 10:34 AM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Food trucks are all the rage these days, but there's one Valley food truck that's doing a lot more than just feeding hungry customers.

Heidi Goitia showed us all the good that the Kitchen on the Streets food truck is doing around the Valley. And right now, Kitchen on the Street has a special program to help feed kids during the long summer months.

Starting Monday, July 7, the Kitchen On Street mobile kitchen will begin food service to a medical clinic in Scottsdale. This revenue source allows KOS to address the more than 500 hungry children on the waiting list for a Bag of Hope.

"We're a non-profit organization working to eliminate childhood hunger in Arizona," says Lisa Scarpinato with Kitchen on the Street. "We're partnering with 25 schools, and we hand out about 15 food backpacks called Bags of Hope each school year. We're certainly trying to work on the hunger issues of students in summer because they don't have much to eat."

The street kitchen will be open to the public (breakfast and lunch) as well. When someone buys a meal, not only do they eat some great food, but the purchase feeds a child for the weekend through the Bags of Hope program.

Kitchen on the Street is also doing culinary job training inside its mobile kitchen.

The food truck will be at the Laser Spine Institute near the Loop 101 and Raintree. It's open to the public from Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m. breakfast , and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. lunch. The menu changes daily.

Call 480-200-4968 for more information. Or visit: www.KitchenOnTheStreet.org.

 

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