Do you smell that? That's the smell of the food truck craze driving into Campbell this Friday, April 27.
is holding its first in the Westmont parking lot on Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and the event is open to the public. In fact, Jan Vargas, Westmont Parent Teacher Student Association member says that everyone in Campbell should come out.
"It's a great community thing to go to and the food is great," Vargas says.
The event, put on by local food truck organization and supporter of local schools Word on the StreEatz, will include 10 food trucks, DJs, a T-shirt vendor and beverage company FUSE on hand with something to go with the meals.
"We are a San Jose-based organization and this is our way of helping build community and strengthening it," says Cynthia Tran, event planner for Word on the StreEatz.
The organization, which began after owner of MOGO BBQ was approached by his former middle school, has been taking its fleets of food trucks to schools all over the South Bay for more than a year now, with the smallest event consisting of three trucks (a charter school in San Jose) and the largest consisting of 18 trucks at Piedmont High School.
Campbell's event, the organization's first in the Orchard City will have 10 trucks because of the school's size and also because 10 is "a nice round number," Tran says.
"There are so many cuts to our schools so if we can help in any way, we are more than happy to do that," she says.
Vargas first learned of the school event when she attended a similar rally at her alma mater, Lincoln High School.
"I went to the one at Lincoln and it was really, really good food!" Vargas says. "So I thought, 'Hey, wait a minute, we should have this at Westmont.'"