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Food trucks join the fight against cancer

Nov 12, 2015 08:38PM ● By Kevin

The American Cancer Society hosted its first annual Food Trucks Against Cancer event at Tachi Hotel and Casino in Lemoore in late August. The event featured popular food trucks in the area including La Pepita, Big Kahuna, Wet Hog and Cast Iron Catering. 

Another local organization, Relay for Life Lemoore, played a pivotal role in organizing the event. 

“Relay for Life of Lemoore recently had their signature fundraising event – a race – with The American Cancer Society,” a Tachi Palace representative said.  “The goal was to raise $186,000, but it fell short $86,000.”

One of the Relay for Life Lemoore participants thought that having a food truck event might be a good way to raise remaining funds.

“We had 11 food trucks and several non-food vendors selling scented candles, origami and jewelry,” the representative said. “Some vendors were on the Relay for Life committee and gave a portion of whatever they made that day. 

“We asked for 20%” 

Many food trucks weren’t specific to the Lemoore area. Some came all the way from Fresno and Visalia. In addition, the City of Lemoore donated tables and a local DJ donated time to the event. All funds raised were given to The American Cancer Society.