26 August 2014
by Erin Jones
One of the Hanson brothers is working to help the hungry in our community. Taylor Hanson is leading a new initiative called Food On The Move, and Tuesday, lunch was served at TCC’s northeast campus.
Food trucks served up hot meals over the lunch hour as a way to bring awareness to hunger in Tulsa. People could pay whatever they were able with a suggested donation of $6.
Food On The Move is trying to capitalize on the success of the mobile food truck movement as well as mobile grocery stores that can roll into food deserts in Tulsa – those are areas of town where fresh fruits and vegetables are not readily available.
Food On The Move is working with the Community Food Bank, Iron Gate, Liberty Signs, The Health Department and other community partners to find ways to bring good quality food to those in need.
“We feel like people love food and there’s a lot of generous people that can give just a little bit each time they show up at the event. So the goal is for as much of the proceeds from the food purchases, from people that attend the event that can pay to go back into keeping this moving,” Hanson said.
Hanson helped organize Tuesday’s Food On The Move event; the first of several, the next of which is planned for September.