T&K Grassroots Kosher Food Truck

The vision of T&K Grassroots Kosher Food Truck started as a dream. Created by Troy Harris and Kareem Wallace, the food truck is a story about inspiration and resilience. Mr. Harris and Mr. Wallace met one another during their tenure as members of Hillel’s dining staff at the University of Pennsylvania. After nearly two decades of dedication to providing delicious and carefully prepared meals to the students, these two co-workers knew it was time to think big and launch their own business.

Using their passion for cooking along with their unwavering commitment to their respective families and community, Mr. Harris and Mr. Wallace developed the idea of a kosher dairy food truck. But the T&K Grassroots Food Truck is not just any food truck. The purpose of this entrepreneurial endeavor goes beyond merely establishing a means of supporting one’s family. These men are determined to bring renewal, financial stability, and opportunities to the community. And recent headlines have proven that even after six years of trying to make this dream a reality, the need for this type of undertaking is still very real and timely.

Mr. Harris and Mr. Wallace both firmly believe that the best way to break the cycles of poverty and violence that have plagued our city is by empowering the residents of our community with opportunities. T&K Grassroots is a grassroots mission to provide participants with valuable vocational and management training, while simultaneously teaching them to become entrepreneurs. With this valuable training under their belts, participants can pay these lessons and skills forward to another wave of participants, uplifting the community with hope and promise for a brighter tomorrow.

While we have made huge strides toward reaching our financial requirements needed to launch this venture, we are still falling short. We were about to launch, but like so many other small businesses, T&K Grassroots Kosher Food Truck has been affected by circumstances related to COVID-19. We sincerely thank those of you who have demonstrated your support in the past and we are asking for one more push. Please help us to reach our goal, so we can begin to make a difference, not just in the city of Philadelphia, but in our suburbs as well. T&K Grassroots Kosher Food Truck is the beacon of hope that so many of us need right now. Join this cause and take pride in knowing you played a major role in making a difference in the lives of thousands of people who need it most and who need it now.

T&K Grassroots Kosher Foodtruck, building community, one meal at a time.

Thank you so much for your support!

Please note that because T&K Grassroots Kosher Food Truck is not public charity, your donations will not be tax deductible.

Here is more information about our story:

A video about our humble start: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10211486919311124&id=1307820492

Here is our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/grassrootsfoodtruck/posts/?ref=page_internal

An article about us in Philly.com: https://www.inquirer.com/philly/columnists/helen_ubinas/helen-ubinas-penn-food-truck-at-risk-20181026.html

An article about us in the Jewish Exponent: https://www.jewishexponent.com/2018/12/06/kosher-food-truck-inches-closer-to-road/
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Kareem Wallace

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