The Source’s new Dignity Food Truck hit the Indian River County streets in early September, serving lunch to many hungry residents and employees of local businesses.
“It’s getting busy for us at The Source, feeding the hungry out of our Commerce Avenue location and then taking the Food Truck on the road to serve our local community while answering calls to book the truck here and there. Right now we are busily booking dates through the end of the year,” according to Anthony “Tony” Zorbaugh, Executive Director of The Source.
While food trucks are not a new phenomenon, The Dignity Food Truck has been filling the need for those looking for made-to-order food close-to-home…convenient, tasty and pandemic free. They succeed in that by using a google app (download “I Am The Source” from your App Store) to view a menu and order, schedule a pick-up time, pay online, and ultimately go to the Food Truck location of the day and simply retrieve the order.
In addition to their Monday through Friday route, the traveling food emporium has served the Real Estate staff at Premier Estate Properties, breakfast for the staff at Pelican Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care, Saint Edward’s home football games, and an appreciation lunch for the associates at the Visiting Nurse Association, to mention just a few. New daily Food Truck locations are being introduced weekly (just check the Google app for that day’s location), plus a short humanitarian trip to Pensacola, made towards the end of September to feed the homeless and hungry left in despair from Hurricane Sally.
Interested in booking The Dignity Food Truck? That can happen with a call to Executive Director Anthony Zorbaugh, 772-564-0202, Ext. 204.
The Source operates from their outreach facility located at 1015 Commerce Avenue in Vero Beach which is open seven days a week. They offer life-changing possibilities to residents in crisis including emergency hunger relief, clothing, counseling, support groups, hygiene items, showers, mail and telephone services, benefit referrals, cold weather refuge, and much more. As first responders, The Source helps provide critical care for physical, spiritual, civic, and social needs. Thanks to a 2020 Impact 100 grant, the Food Truck provides a training opportunity for homeless culinary students to get hands-on training with real customers, while offering the ability to gain employment in the food business. All monies derived from the Dignity Food Truck operations are being used to support programs and services at The Source. For more information on The Source please visit www.Iamthesource.org.