NBC 5 DFW Story: Food Trucks Make Special Christmas Deliveries

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Thursday, Dec 25, 2014 • Updated at 8:02 PM CST

A group of food trucks and volunteers came together to serve a combined 2,200 meals this Christmas in Dallas.

It all began when Don Kaye was delivering meals on Thanksgiving 2013 near Fair Park but soon ran out before he could feed everyone.

Determined to not let the same thing happen weeks later at Christmas, Kaye worked with Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church and arranged to have three food trucks serve hundreds of meals.

“Last year we started this event. We served 1,100 people and the people really appreciated this,” said Kaye.

This year, Kaye wanted to make the event even bigger, so he ordered five food trucks and began passing out fliers at Thanksgiving, telling people the trucks would be making several stops.

All in all, some 2,200 meals were served Thursday thanks to the help of volunteers from the church as well as Temple Anshai Torah.

“I don’t mind giving five of them. If they want them, if they want meals for a week, I would make it happen. This is the coolest thing that any of the food trucks in Dallas could ever do, and we are grateful for it,” said Audra Denny, who owns the food truck Pompeii.



D Magazine: Give a Leg Up to Set Up Food Trucks On Christmas Day to Feed People in Need


Last year, Don Knubowitz funded three food trucks to set up near Fair Park area and feed people who otherwise might not have had any sort of special Christmas dinner.  Don is the owner of D&J Sports in Dallas and has helped feed the homeless on Thanksgiving for the last several years.  On Christmas last year, Pompeii DFW, Eat Jo Dawgs, and ParrotIcce participated.  Don funded the event himself  and along with the food truck operators, was able to feed 1,000 people. This year, Don set up a 501(c)3 organization called Give a Leg Up to raise money and add more trucks.  This year, Jack’s Chowhound is also going to participate as well.  The team is hopes to triple the number of people  fed with a GoFundMe project. The donations will go towards the cost of goods and help the food truck operators who are foregoing profits, donating their time, gas, employees, and propane to make it a success. Don is also looking for help, so if you want to volunteer on Christmas afternoon, he can be reached at givealegup@givealegup.org.