A popular Baltimore event is coming to Towson—and for a good cause.
On Saturday, The Gathering, a congregation of Baltimore area food trucks, is coming to the 400 block of Washington Avenue in an effort to collect donations for New Jersey residents suffering from the effects of Superstorm Sandy. The event will run from 1 to 5 p.m.
Damian Bohager, a representative of the Maryland Mobile Food Vendors Association who is organizing the event alongside the Towson Chamber of Commerce, said 12 or 13 food trucks will be participating. The donations will be loaded into a truck, located on site, that will travel to two firehouses near the New Jersey seaside.
"All of The Gathering events raise money for charity," Bohager said. "What's great about what we're doing in Towson is that the donations are going straight to the people who need it."
The event will also include live music, and a beer and wine truck.
According to a post on the Baltimore Food Trucks Facebook page, participating trucks include Kooper's Chowhound Burger Wagon and Woody's Taco Island, Cruisin' Cafe, The Jolly Pig, Noodlerolla Food Truck, GrrChe - Gourmet Grilled Cheese Truck, icedgemsbaking, and Kommie Pig.
"[The Gathering] events really attract a lot of people," Bohager said.
Additionally, downtown Towson restaurants are collecting donations to send off in the truck.
"It's really nice to see [the restaurants and food trucks] working together," said Nancy Hafford, executive director of the Towson Chamber.
The following donation items are requested:
- First Aid Supplies
- Canned Goods
- General Toiletries