New Hope of Indiana Launches Food Truck

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New Hope of Indiana has officially cut the ribbon on a new food truck, Cheese and Thank You. The organization says it is the only food truck in the Midwest in which the food is prepared by, marketed and served by young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  

People who work on the truck will learn more about the food service industry, social marketing, sales, customer service and business practices. New Hope says the program is set up for three to four clients to work on the truck for about a year. 

“This program is unique in that it will train young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in all aspects of the culinary industry,” said New Hope of Indiana Chief Executive Officer Allison Wharry in a news release. “They won’t just be serving the food. They will also learn how to prepare tasty dishes, market the truck, and help run a business. After working on the truck, they will have solid skills to take into the community and make a difference in the workplace.”

The food truck features macaroni and cheese with toppings such as bacon, barbecue, hot chicken and roasted veggies.  

Cheese and Thank You will be at different locations in Indianapolis weekdays at lunch time. To see its full schedule, click here.  

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