DENVER - A new kind of food truck is coming to Denver, but instead of serving up cupcakes, gourmet PB&J's or street tacos patrons can get access to computers, assistance applying for nutrition assistance programs and referrals to nearby food pantries.
"Your Neighborhood Food Truck" will park at grocery stores and special events throughout the Denver-metro area. Details about how to find a schedule of where the food truck will be stationed has not been released.
Governor John Hickenlooper, Hunger Free Colorado and several of its' partners are expected to give more details about "Your Neighborhood Food Truck" at a press event at 10:30 a.m. on May 7 at Denver Health's Eastside Family Health Center.
Hunger Free Colorado, the state-wide anti-hunger organization that is launching the new food truck, says More than 80,000 Coloradans are at risk of hunger, with at least 25 percent of working families lacking enough food to meet their basic needs.
"Your Neighborhood Food Truck" is also known as Hunger Free Colorado's Mobile Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which has a goal of increasing access to SNAP through application assistance and other educational opportunities through partner organizations in a self-contained, private, mobile setting.
Clients who visit "Your Neighborhood Food Truck" will get help applying for SNAP through the Colorado PEAK website or paper application as well as preparation for the remaining steps of the process such as their interview with their local human services office.
For more information about Hunger Free Colorado visit hungerfreecolorado.org.