Food Trucks Unite for a Cause in Apopka
The Apopka Food Truck Round Up is about to hit Apopka’s Kit Land Nelson Park by storm on Thursday, October 6th. This event is hosted by the City of Apopka every 1st Thursday from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM, but be warned certain items will sell out early in the night.
This month is special for me! We will be working with the food trucks and City of Apopka to help raise money for WALK-N-ROLL® for Spina Bifida – Team Chance through your donations at each of the food trucks. Don’t forget to bring some extra cash or change to donate to this cause at the participating food trucks.
Want to make a donation online instead?
Who is Chance?
Chance was born on February 22, 2011 with spina bifida.
Spina bifida is a condition that affects the spine and is usually apparent at birth. It is a type of neural tube defect. Spina bifida can happen anywhere along the spine if the neural tube does not close all the way. The backbone that protects the spinal cord does not form and close as it should. This often results in damage to the spinal cord and nerves.
Chance was born with myelomeningocele, the most severe type of spina bifida, where an opening in his back was present at birth. Due to this defect he underwent surgery when he was only about four hours old to repair the defect and at only a week old underwent a surgery to place a shunt due to hydrocephalus (additional fluid on the brain) that commonly develops in spina bifida patients. He’s since undergone a total of nine surgeries and has proven what a strong little guy he is. Despite all the challenges he’s faced in his short life he’s proven to be such a happy little guy who is such a blessing.
Read more about why I’m involved: Social Media = Social Good: WALK-N-ROLL® for Spina Bifida – Team Chance
What will there be to eat?
The food truck lineup will include The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck, The Crooked Spoon, Sunset Ice, Big Wheel Mobile Food Truck, Treehouse Truck, KBBQ Box – Korean BBQ Taco Box, C&S Brisket Bus, The Flattery, Gator Country Barbecue, The Crepe Company, Monsta Lobsta, Sunset Ice, Winter Park Fish Company, Fish Out Of Water Sushi Truck and Gastro-Truck. Returning this month will be Shipyard Brewing with some hand crafted beers too.
Maybe you will grab some sweets from The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck. Last month they debuted the new Hootenanny Harvest Apple cupcake. It’s a delicious new addition to the lineup but what will be on October’s menu?
Big Wheel Truck always has unique items on their menu with great local produce and unique additions. Maybe you will try the Bacon Fries or the Buffalo Pork Belly Sandwich with an official soda of Cuban, Ironbeer, to wash it down. Visit their menu a few days before the event for an update.
More information and updates can be found at the event’s Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/ApopkaFoodTruckRoundUp