In Minnesota’s Twin Cities, a philanthropic campaign from local beer company Finnegans is hoping to pick up steam. The company's "reverse food truck" was recently introduced at a Minneapolis street festival.
Instead of preparing food for paying customers, the truck collects food and money and delivers it to hunger relief programs across four states in the Midwest.
The innovative project is the first of its kind that we know of in the United States, but we also recently learned of a similar charity concept in Hail, Saudi Arabia that warmed our hearts.
Finnegans’ reverse food truck, which one organizer calls “a food drive in the most literal sense,” hopes to be able to distribute 50,000 pounds of food to the hungry by the end of this summer.
Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.