Food trucks help Fort McMurray evacuees at Northlands

Last week wildfires forced the evacuation of Fort McMurray and destroyed or damaged thousands of homes and other structures in the city. Many are temporarily calling Edmonton home as a result and individuals and organizations all across our community have stepped up over the last week to help. Tonight the local food truck community had an opportunity to help in our own unique way!

Food Trucks at Northlands

Northlands planned an outdoor BBQ for evacuees registered at the Edmonton Reception Centre and they reached out to us for some assistance cooking French fries. We put the call out to all the food trucks and very quickly had twelve that stepped up to offer their deep fryers and time:

Throughout the evening guests had the opportunity to get outside and enjoy piping hot French fries from those trucks. We’re thrilled to have played even a small part in helping displaced Fort McMurray residents feel more comfortable during their time here in Edmonton.

Food Trucks at Northlands

Thanks again to the twelve trucks that came out tonight to help!

Author: Mack D. Male

I’m a software developer, entrepreneur, and social media guy. I’m the Software Engineering Manager for Questionmark Computing, a leading provider of testing and assessment technologies, and I’m the founder of Paramagnus Developments Inc., an Edmonton-based social software company. I’m particularly passionate about my hometown, Edmonton, and I do my best to expose everything it has to offer through my blog and other online activities. In 2009 I was named one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Edmonton for my role in helping to build Edmonton’s online communities. In 2010, I was named one of Alberta’s Next 10 Most Influential People by Alberta Venture. I am currently a member of EEDC’s ONEdmonton Leadership Forum and Downtown Vibrancy Task Force, the Edmonton Journal’s Community Advisory Board, the 104 Street Steering Committee, and numerous other boards and committees throughout the city.

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