Several Lincoln eateries raised money for Maui wildfire victims with food truck rally
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincolnites gathered Friday at a food truck rally to help those impacted by the Maui wildfires.
SoulFull Cocina, a food truck based in Lincoln, organized the event at LincOne Federal Credit Union near 25th and O streets.
“I reached out to all the food trucks that we have here, and we all got together and created a small business united for a big cause,” Manuel Hurd, the owner of SoulFull Cocina, said.
Event goers chose from several local food trucks, including FlyDogz, Sweet Things by Marcy and Taco Loco.
LincOne Federal Credit Union provided the lot space for the event near 25th and O streets.
A portion of the sales from the food truck rally were donated to the American Red Cross.
“I’m giving 25% from the proceeds of the food truck and my restaurant,” Hurd said. “I know a couple of others said they will give 25%.”
Since the wildfires first broke out in early August, authorities have confirmed more than 100 deaths, and dozens of people remain missing.
Two of the three wildfires still haven’t been fully contained, and officials say more than 2,000 structures have been destroyed.