New Haven Food Truck Honored by Theta Epsilon Omega

27 Nov 2012 8:29 PM | Anonymous

New Haven Food Truck honored by Alpha Kappa Alpha for efforts to fight poverty

Submitted by Cara Rosner on November 2, 2012 - 1:22pm
 

 

We are honored and proud to share that one of our Women’s Initiative’s signature projects, the New Haven Food Truck, has been recognized by [Theta Epsilon Omega Chapter] with its Global Poverty Leadership Award.

The food truck, which recently completed its second summer on the road, delivers free meals to New Haven youths under age 18 during the summer, when those who rely on free meals during the school year are at risk of going hungry.

This past summer the Food Truck, which runs in partnership with New Haven Public Schools, expanded to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. It made stops at a total of 10 sites, serving two meals each day at every stop. One driver we spoke to in August said on a typical day he distributed about 70 breakfasts and between 180 and 190 lunches. The high demand for the Food Truck’s services shows that the need for it is great, and growing.

Our Women’s Initiative members - passionate about childhood health, nutrition and hunger – were a driving force behind getting the Truck on city streets and have supported the initiative as it has grown.

In presenting the Global Poverty Leadership Award to United Way for the food truck program, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority cited United Way “for sending a very strong message that every child deserves love, support, encouragement and a healthy meal.”

Every four years, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s international president adopts a program that guides all of the sorority’s chapter efforts during the course of her term. The current president, Carolyn House-Stewart, is focusing the group’s 2010-2014 program on “Global Leadership Through Timeless Service.”

Learn more about the Food Truck here.

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