GECAC announces the return of its food truck event to raise money and donations for those in need

People line up at a food truck parked near Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Monday, May 23, 2022. A wave of the coronavirus is starting to cause disruptions as schools end for the year and Americans prepare for summer vacations. Case numbers are as high as they have been since mid-February, and those numbers are likely an undercount due to unreported home testing and asymptomatic infections. But the beaches have attracted and visitors have flocked to Hawaii, especially in recent months. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

(WJET/WFXP/ – The Greater Erie Community Action Committee (GECAC) has announced the return of its popular food truck event to help meet the needs of those in need of warm clothing this winter.

GECAC has announced the return of its midweek food truck event to raise money and donations for “Warming Erie County,” a series of GECAC giveaways scheduled to take place throughout October and November at three different locations.

The Mid-Week Food Truck is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 20th in the St. George Church parking lot at 5145 Peach Street from 4:30-7:30pm and is free to everyone.

During this event, GECAC will collect new winter coats, gloves, hats and blankets to distribute to those in need as part of the Stuff the Van segment.

During the middle of Food Truck Week last year, 73 new coats, 128 new blankets and six large tubs of socks and winter items were donated to go along with the money raised to purchase more of those items.

Food Truck Mid Week attendees can enjoy food from local food trucks including E Dogg’s Hot Dogs, Bro Man’s Sammiches, A Waffle Miracle, Kona Ice, Triple D’s Grill, Wally Sue’s Lemonade and Tater Tater.

This year, GECAC will distribute free blankets, coats, gloves, socks, hats and scarves to men, women and children at three different Warming Erie County events with a goal of reaching more than 600 people. These events will be held in the following locations:

  • Northwestern Senior Center: Located at 9 Academy Street in Albion, October 20 from 10 a.m. to noon or while supplies last.
  • Union City Senior Center: Located at 27 Johnson Street in Union City, giveaways are taking place on October 27 from 10 a.m. to noon or while supplies last.
  • RB Wiley Senior Center: Located at 823 Peach Street in downtown Erie, giveaways are taking place on November 4 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or while supplies last.

Last year, GECAC said it was able to provide more than 340 people in need with winter accessories and clothing for the Erie community through its distribution centers in Erie and Corry.

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