Food drive: Reverse food truck doesn't make food, it takes it


There's a new bright green food truck that is rolling the streets as spring arrives, but don't walk up to the window when you're ravenous.

The Star Tribune reports it's a “reverse food truck” that doesn’t make food. It takes it — for charity.

It's the brainchild of the Minneapolis-based beer company Finnegans, which donates 100 percent of its profits to charity. The first-of-a-kind truck collects nonperishable food items and monetary donations for Finnegans’ community fund, which ships the products to food shelves and will use the monetary donations to buy fresh produce for food shelves.

City Pages explained that donors need not carry cash; the truck allows them to swipe a credit card. The goal for the truck is to collect $50,000 by the time al fresco dining season wraps up in October. The truck will park at summer events and festivals. The Finnegans Facebook page will track the truck's whereabouts.

The MSPFoodTrucks website will offer a daily update of where meals-on-wheels trucks are set up around the metro area.

FINNEGANS - Reverse Food Truck from FINNEGANS on Vimeo.

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