The first food truck in the Midwest run by young adults of varying disabilities hits the road in Indianapolis this week.
The truck, called Cheese and Thank You, is run by local nonprofit New Hope of Indiana.
The organization’s CEO, Allison Wharry, says people with disabilities face higher unemployment than those without.
“This food truck will teach young people leaving high school not only how to prepare food," Wharry says. "But how to do sales, learn the food truck industry, but also learn social because that’s how you market food trucks is through social media.”
Duos Kitchen and food truck co-owner Becky Hostetter commended the crew for taking on the challenge of serving food deserts.
“And you guys are going to bring this food to them," Hostetter says. "And you’re going to make them happy. And they’re going to come out. And every person that comes to eat your food is going to be transformed by their interaction with you.”
The Cheese and Thank You food truck will be serving macaroni and cheese with various toppings at lunch time on Mondays through Fridays.