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Still Truckin'

Child Guidance & Family Solutions’ Food Truck lunches are Still Truckin’ after all these years. Since 2013, they have invited the Akron community to enjoy lunch fare by area food trucks, while spending time outdoors and socializing in a family-friendly atmosphere. After many years on Friday, the event shifted to Wednesdays this year, so it is now called Food Truck Wednesdays. On August 8th [rain date Aug. 15], 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m., they will host special Still Truckin’ to celebrate six years of food truck lunches, cheer the growing support of food trucks in Akron, and welcome pop up shops, live music, and special guests. Food trucks donate a portion of their sales to support the work of Child Guidance – providing hope and health for children and families since 1939. The weekly event has a big impact – raising awareness and financial support. Each year Child Guidance & Family Solutions provides mental health programs and services to more than 4,000 children and families at five locations throughout Summit County.

Trucks rolling in on August 8 include: A Movable Feast; Slop Truck; Sassy Dogs; and Nom Nom Popcorn & Cupcakes. This will mark the debut of A Movable Feast, new business venture of Akronites Shawn Sweeney, Mark Williams, and Angela Kukla. The menu will feature Hawaiian poke (pronounced po-kay) bowls, (think a deconstructed sushi), artisanal salads, street corn, smoked brisket, and more. Pop up shops include Aspire2Inspire greeting cards and Rubber City Clothing, both part of eBay’s Retail Revival program, which strives to strengthen our community through the support of small businesses. Distracted, all-female alternative rock band will perform. Finalists in Edgewater Live and played the Tri-C High School Rock Off, the band met at School of Rock and became a band in 2017. Members: Jenna Seeman, 17, vocals and keys; Emily Kmiecik, 17, guitar; Alexis Walker, 16, drums; and Jordan Petzold, 16, bass. Check out their Facebook page here.

New this year, Akron Food Truck Wednesday has a loyalty card for frequent diners and a sponsorship program. Sponsors include US Bank, Summit County ADM Board, and Summit County Children’s Services. The event is free and open to the public, held in Child Guidance’s central office’s parking lot at the corner of E. Market and Forge St. Right, next door to the new Stark State Akron campus. Runs weekly through September 5. Visit cgfs.org/foodtruckwednesday and follow AkronFoodTruckWednesdays on Facebook to find out which trucks are participating each week.