Atlanta travelers craving a quick snack or tasty lunch this spring should look for the new food truck that will combine delicious flavors with a dash of philanthropy. Chef Ford Fry, owner of hot-ticket city eateries JCT. Kitchen & Bar, The Optimist and No. 246, is teaming up with nonprofit City of Refuge for a new venture that will provide jobs for the organization’s residents and funding for its programs.
Located in a challenged neighborhood of Atlanta, City of Refuge aids community development through a number of projects. Among the biggest: Its Eden Village provides homeless women with intense support, including 40 hotel-style accommodations for women with children and 100 beds for single women. And 180 Kitchen is a cooking, dining and educational facility that serves more than 10,000 meals a month to Eden Village residents, children in City of Refuge programs and the homeless.
The concept and the name of the food truck are still being developed, with Fry heading up the culinary side. Other supporters include North American Properties, Vantage Atlanta and Iconologic.
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