The Minnesota Food Truck Association and Make-A-Wish Foundation Grant Generous Wish for 12-Year-Old Boy

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Lucas Hobbs, a 12-year-old boy from Eagan, Minn. battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, turned his Make-A-Wish into an opportunity to thank his loved ones, care providers and supporters.

Lucas’s wish to feed his loved ones and supporters aligns perfectly with the Minnesota Food Truck Association’s objectives to give back to our community.

While receiving treatment, Hobbs’s family, friends and supporters brought food to him in the hospital. During his stay, Hobbs watched the movie Chef, where a chef quits his unfulfilling job at a prominent restaurant to start up a food truck business to satisfy his creative integrity. Inspired by the movie, Hobbs wanted to return the favor to his supporters by providing them with food truck grub. The Make-A-Wish Foundation got word of Hobbs’s selfless wish and contacted the Minnesota Food Truck Association. The Association jumped at the opportunity and recruited food truck operators to donate food and time in efforts to make Hobb’s wish come true.

“Lucas’s wish to feed his loved ones and supporters aligns perfectly with the Minnesota Food Truck Association’s objectives to give back to our community,” said John C. Levy, president of the Minnesota Food Truck Association.

The Minnesota Food Truck Association recruited several Twin Cities-based food trucks including Moral Omnivore, World Street Kitchen, Hot Indian Foods, Gastrotruck, O’Cheeze, Kona Ice Cream, R.A. MacSammy’s, and A Cupcake Social. On May 27, 2015, Hobbs and his family were picked up in a limo and brought to the Make-A-Wish parking lot where food truck volunteers were lined up waiting for the big reveal.

Hobbs and the food trucks have already fed or plan to feed people at several organizations that have been supportive of Hobbs or that he supports including his care team and other children in the cancer ward at Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota, the St. Paul Police Department, his church, his school teachers, and a local homeless shelter.

Hobbs’s story of generosity made national news with a feature story run by NBC Nightly News: http://NBCNews.com story. “Lucas is an incredibly thoughtful kid. With a heart as big as his, the Minnesota Food Truck Association feels honored to have had a role in seeing his wish come true,” said Levy.

About The Minnesota Food Truck Association
The Minnesota Food Truck Association is a non-profit organization made up of more than 60 food trucks that was formed to provide a resource for open communication throughout the mobile food industry and spotlight the diversity of the culinary landscape through education, advocacy, and community outreach.

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