Serving Up Tasty Food & Hope In Long Island City – QNS.com

Serving Up Tasty Food & Hope In Long Island City

Stop For Lunch & Social Justice

It’s time to enjoy delicious food, help rehabilitating people, and support an inspirational group of nonprofits.

The Snowday Food Truck, billed as a “vehicle for social justice,” will serve up maple-themed treats to customers today in Long Island City.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 18, the Snowday Food Truck will serve delicious, maple-themed lunches—maple grilled cheese sandwiches, seasonal salads, beer-batted maple onion rings, and maple apple cupcakes—outside the Clock Tower Building at the corner of 41st Avenue and Northern Boulevard in Long Island City.

Snowday is a farm-to-truck experience which is often called “a vehicle for social justice.” About 90 percent of the delectables are made with ingredients sourced from New York State and local urban farms.

Moreover, the truck is operated by Drive Change, a nonprofit that trains and employs formerly incarcerated youth. Plus, the event is facilitated by The Fortune Society, a Long Island City group that supports successful re-entry from prison to society by promoting alternatives to incarceration.

If that isn’t enough, Fortune Society teaches a culinary arts class at the Entrepreneur Space, a kitchen incubator in LIC, and a new training class just started there. Some of the students will be at the truck.

All menu items are between $3 and $10 each.

To find out more about the involved nonprofits, visit www.snowdayfoodtruck.com, www.drivechangenyc.org and www.fortunesociety.org.

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