NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On World Food Day, October 16(th), New York City's food trucks are donating 5 percent of their sales to help international humanitarian organization Concern Worldwide fight extreme hunger and malnutrition.
"We are excited to be partnering with Concern Worldwide on World Food Day in this effort to raise awareness and money to tackle extreme hunger in the world's poorest countries," said David Weber, President of the NYC Food Truck Association.
Participating trucks include: Gorilla Cheese NYC (@gcnyc1), Chinese Mirch (@ChineseMirch), Milk Truck (@milktrucknyc), Toum (@ToumNYC), Valducci's Pizza (@valduccis), Phil's Steaks (@PhilSteaks), Snap (@SnapTruck), Mexico Blvd (@MexicoBlvd), Red Hook Lobster (@Redhooklobster), Nuchas (@NuchasNYC), Souvlaki GR (@SouvlakiTruck), Shorty's on Wheels (@ShortysNYC), and Mexicue (@Mexicue).
"We are deeply grateful to the New York City Food Truck Association and all of the trucks who are coming out on World Food Day to help us make hunger history," said Sarah de Tournemire, Development Director at Concern Worldwide US. "Each and every meal purchased tomorrow at the participating trucks will be so much more than just a meal--it will help reach more malnourished children who are in need of treatment and help more communities break the cycle of hunger."
To find specific location information, follow the participating trucks on Twitter. Updates will also be available throughout the day on Twitter @Concern and @nycfoodtruck.
Five percent of participating food trucks' sales on World Food Day, October 16(th), will specifically support the Concern for Hunger campaign, a movement against extreme hunger that Concern launched last month with award-winning actress Toni Collette. All donations to Concern for Hunger support Concern's programs that treat and prevent malnutrition in the world's poorest countries.
To learn more about Concern for Hunger and how you can make a difference, please watch this message from Toni Collette at https://vimeo.com/concernworldwideus/tonicollette and visit http://www.concernusa.org/Public/Events/CFH/.
About The New York City Food Truck Association
The New York City Food Truck Association (NYCFTA), which was formed January 2011, is an association of small businesses that own and operate premium food trucks in NYC focused on innovation in hospitality, high quality food, and community development. The Association aims to reinvent food truck vending in a way that is beneficial to New Yorkers, New York City, food truck entrepreneurs, and their patrons. Find more information about the NYCFTA on Facebook at nycfoodtrucks or Twitter at @nycfoodtruck.
Concern Worldwide is an international, non-governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to reducing extreme poverty, with more than 3,200 personnel working in 25 of the world's poorest countries in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Concern Worldwide targets the root causes of extreme poverty through programs in health, education, livelihoods and microfinance, HIV and AIDS, and emergency response, directly reaching more than 9.5 million people. For more information, please visit concernusa.org or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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