Fighting Hunger With A Food Truck

$1,320 of $90k goal

Raised by 27 people in 36 months
Ray E Duke  TUCSON, AZ
In 2012, we opened our own food truck business called Kadooks! Costa Rican Fusion Food. We feel so blessed to have this opportunity in life. We know that for whatever reasons, there are many people who could not dream of an opportunity such as this. We do know that the end result is from hard work, planning and sacrifice, but we do know that the many factors in our life, like a loving family, have lead us to this place. We do not take lightly that we have been given this opportunity and gift. We now feel that we need to be good stewards of this gift. For this reason, we would like to take our food truck business and turn it into a mobile soup kitchen. We'd like to take the food truck out to the areas in Tucson where we have seen a need, in order to serve hot and healthy meals. We will not discriminate nor judge those who come to our window for a meal. Our meals will be served with unconditional love, something we know the people we will serve have rarely experienced. The meals will be prepared and served with the same care and consideration that goes into every meal we serve from our truck to our paying customers. This is a dream we have had since before we even built the truck and ever since we first took the truck out on Christmas Day of 2012, a week after we opened, to serve free hot meals to anyone in need.

We all see them; we all know they are there. We feel it's time to do something and give something that we can offer, a hot, healthy meal to every person in need in Tucson. We ask that you to join us in this simple journey of "Operation Food Truck". Our mission is to raise enough money so that we can serve 15,000 meals right here in Tucson, AZ. We know that may seem like a lot, but that's 15,000 less people who will go hungry, when sometimes the hunger can be so strong, nothing else matters. That's 15,000 people who will know, even for just one moment that their needs are being met. That's 15,000 people who may feel that there is hope, and that they can face another day. That's 15,000 people who may have never known unconditional love, but for that moment, we hope with all our hearts, that they will know that they are loved. Please join us in whatever way you can, no matter how big or small in providing healthy meals for those in need. The journey starts today:let's do it together.
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Update 9
Posted by Ray Duke
34 months ago
I guess I should say Happy New Year, even though we are fully engrossed in 2014 already, but with it being so busy from Christmas on, we haven't had barely a minute to update. We are still so thankful for all the support we have received. From donations, to news coverage in Tucson, to the Yelp shout out done on us, we are overwhelmed with all of your blessings. Still with all the blessings, we've struggled, to be honest. But, despite December being a very rough month for food trucks, pushing us to the brink of almost closing down, we trudge on, in our business, in our lives, all for the better good, for the better life. Now that the holidays have faded into a memory, it's time to jump back in to this wonderful campaign. We haven't been able to go out to feed the homeless since Christmas Day due to lack of funds, so it's time to get the word out again! Please help us by sharing our venture, telling your friends and family, posting to Facebook & Twitter. The more we get the word out, the more we can keep on feeding those in need. Thank you again for all of your love, kindness and support. We could not do this without you!
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Update 8
Posted by Ray Duke
35 months ago
Tomorrow, for Christmas, we will be going to Estevan Park in Tucson to serve Green Chile Enchiladas, a side, and Cinnamon Strudel Cake! Food Truck Friends will also be joining us to hand out cookies, hot coffee and other goodies to all of those on need. Thank you so much for your continuing support!
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Update 7
Posted by Ray Duke
36 months ago
Thanks to your wonderful support and your heart of love, we served another 100 people today! Those in need enjoyed a grilled Angus beef and cheese sandwich on a fresh baked roll, french fries, an orange and a drink. The people we serve are so thankful and grateful, and they tell us every time we go out. These are amazing, beautiful people behind the shattered lives that overwhelm them, and for at least one moment, they can feel normal and loved, because of you. Thank you, from Kristine and Ray Duke
Santa Rita Park December 17th, 2013
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Update 6
Posted by Ray Duke
36 months ago
Wow, what a wonderful day yesterday! Not only did we feed almost 100 people because of your wonderful donations, but Maria Hechanova from KOLD 13 and Fox News Now 11 joined us all morning to do interviews and live remotes right from our truck to tell Tucson about what we are doing and how you can help! We cannot do this without you, and you all have been wonderful! Please share this venture with your family and friends!
Maria Hechanova Fox News Now
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$1,320 of $90k goal

Raised by 27 people in 36 months
Created November 20, 2013
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Anonymous
36 months ago
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Heidi Jordan
36 months ago

Another small contribution from me.

EJ
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Ellen Jensen
36 months ago

Two amazing people with an incredibly wonderful cause!!! So very proud of you two!!!

DO
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David O'CONNELL
36 months ago
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Lisa Corella
36 months ago

Keep up the great work! You guys are a true inspiration. Selfless, Caring and Kind!

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