Churches on the Streets Utilizes Food Truck to Feed the Homeless

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Handing out Fortel's pizza at the food truck. | Churches on the Street

Last year, the health department shut down an organization that was giving out hot meals to homeless people. A lot has changed for Churches on the Streets since then. It has recieved nonprofit certification, is awaiting a health permit and is serving the hungry and homeless out of a food truck.

See also: Group Can't Serve Hot Food To Homeless Without Permit, Says STL Health Dept.

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Sarah's Cake Shop Adds Second Food Truck

       A strawberry cheesecake cupcake at Sarah's. | Emily Wasserman

We've got good news for your sweet tooth. Sarah's Cake Shop (10 Clarkson Wilson Centre, Chesterfield; 636-728-1140) is putting a second food truck out on the road sometime later this week. Manager Jill Umbarger tells us that the truck was just wrapped with graphics and Sarah's logo yesterday.

See also: The Five Best Places for Cupcakes in St. Louis

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Lulu's Local Eatery Food Truck Plans Storefront

       Lulu's Local Eatery at PrideFest. | Alexis Hitt

Following in the footsteps of successful food trucks like Seoul Taco, Hot Aztec and the Sweet Divine, Lulu's Local Eatery is about to stay put. The sustainability-focused food truck will post up at 3201 South Grand in early May.

See also: Sump Coffee Hosts Pop-Up Brunch with Lulu's Local Eatery

"We knew, for us to grow, we were probably going to have to grow into a brick-and-mortar," co-owner Lauren Loomis tells Gut Check. "We were just looking for the perfect fit."

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[UPDATED] St. Louis Food Truck Association Plans Food Truck Friday-Type Event for Downtown

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       Tacos at Cha Cha Chow, our pick for the best food truck of 2013. | Jennifer Silverberg

UPDATE: This post has been updated with a comment from Sauce.

Food Truck Fridays in Tower Grove have become a summer institution in St. Louis. What started in 2011 with just sixteen trucks and the help of Sauce Magazine has grown into an event that attracts thousands of people and delicious eats. More trucks are hitting the roads every year -- there are currently 40 registered with the city of St. Louis -- to match the demand.

See also: The Final Food Truck Friday of 2013

The St. Louis Food Truck Association is working to bring an alternate event to Food Truck Friday to downtown beginning this spring. We spoke to STLFTA president (and owner of Yo! Salsa food truck) John Lutgen about the ambitious plan and why it's needed.

"We're all independent business owners -- one day a month isn't enough to pay the bills," Lutgen says. "So we're looking at other avenues that we can export our business into rather than just setting up at Citygarden and selling lunch at Wells Fargo."

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