Not Your Ordinary Food Truck – Stick It To Hunger With Just The Tip Of Your Fork!

Mar 17, 2015 | Reviews | 48 comments

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WHAT IF…

I told you that you could volunteer right from the tip of your lunch or dinner fork, would you believe me?  Seriously, would you?  I used to think the term volunteering meant that you had to go and spend a couple of your hours here/ there assisting a charity of choice with certain needs throughout there day, etc.  While you still do that, there are some creative ways organizations are taking their volunteer efforts to new heights and I’m here to tell you about a new form that I learn about this past Monday!

Volunteering on wheels!

Curious?

Well, it’s A FOOD TRUCK!!    This isn’t your typical set of wheels, this isn’t your typical food truck either, this is a gourmet food truck with an INSPIRATIONAL PURPOSE!  One that you’ll want to come back for seconds and possibly thirds…

IMG_8116 Give & Grub Gourmet Food Truck

This past Monday, the Tampa Bay Bloggers and I were invited over to join the Give & Grub for a nice evening out to taste their gourmet menu items prepared by Chef Brian and learn more about the Give & Grub purpose.  I had no idea what they had in store for us to taste.  I was literally blown away by the food and by their mission.   On our evening out, we got to hangout with some other pretty cool guests…

IMG_8165  Tampa Bay Lightning Girls – Honorary lightning cheerleader? I’ll take it 🙂

IMG_8147 Thunderbug is Sticking it to hunger!

So Give & Grub food truck has teamed up with Laser Spine Institute and the Tampa Bay Lightning to fight hunger in the Tampa Bay area.  This is an AWESOME way for the company and NHL franchise to stick it to hunger right here in our back yard!

So check this out—-> For every gourmet menu item sold at the Give & Grub food truck, Laser Spine Institute donates a meal to a hungry child in the Tampa Bay area. WHAT?!?!?  How AMAZING is that?!?!  This project is supported by a partnership with Feeding America Tampa Bay & Metropolitan Ministries.

stats (1) (Stats provided by courtesy of Give & Grub)

I think I’ve kept you waiting long enough, let’s check out some of the delish dishes, shall we? Oh, and shall I forget to say… ALL these menu items that are served on the Give & Grub truck were inspired by the Tampa Bay Lightning Team and named after some of the personnel!!

Callahan's Mac Slam (Photo courtesy of Give & Grub) Let’s take for instance, Callahan’s Mac Slam named after Ryan Callahan.  Nope, this is NO ORDINARY Mac – n – Cheese!  Seared Kielbasa, Caramelized Peppers & Onions, Cavatappi & Creamy Boursin.  So much GOODNESS in your mouth!

Chicken Parmkos (Photo courtesy of Give & Grub) Chicken Parmkos (Named after Steven Stamkos) is a Chicken Parmesan Sandwich made with breaded chicken, housemade marinara, hero roll and aged parmesan.  Another great dish!  The crunchiness of the chicken just melts in your mouth!

Cooper's Candied Burger (Photo courtesy of Give & Grub) Cooper’s Candied Jalapeno Burger (Coach Jon Cooper) consists of Roasted red peppers, candied jalapenos and cotija cheese on a pumpernickel bun! YUM!

Hedman's Steak Tacos (Photo courtesy of Give & Grub) Hedman’s Steak Tacos consists of skirt steak, purple cabbage, chipotle glaze, roasted corn pico de gallo and is served with Tijuana rice and plantains.  There are so many wonderful flavors going on in this dish!  You’ll definitely want seconds!

Slap Shot Chicken Salad (Photo courtesy of Give & Grub) Slapshot Chicken Salad consists of herb-roasted chicken, cranberries, roasted beets, sugared walnuts, fuji apple vinaigrette and baby greens!  Such a colorful and fun salad.

Hat Trick Chicken Sliders (Photo courtesy of Give & Grub) Hat Trick Chicken Slider consists of slow-smoked chicken, housemade pickles and southern coleslaw on bavarian rolls.  You can’t go wrong with this!

So do I have you HUNGRY YET?

Are you wondering where the volunteering comes to play?

Here’s how:

Visit GiveAndGrub.com to find out where they’ll be venturing to next, or you can follow them on Instagram or Twitter.  For every meal purchased at their Give & Grub food truck, another meal will be donated to someone in need, PLUS every time you use the  #GiveAndGrub on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, they will also donate a meal!  So to put this into perspective for you, the Tampa Bay Bloggers and I shared the love over all social media channels during our evening via tweeting, instagramming, & retweeting, etc. and we collectively as a group using the #GiveAndGrub had shared it 2800 times, therefore providing 2800 meals to our community!  THINK ABOUT THAT!

Soooo, want to stick it to hunger with me?  Time to pick up your FORK!

This review is written by me on behalf of Give & Grub and the Laser Spine Institute.  The opinions in this post are all mine.

 

48 Comments

  1. Stacey

    Yummy photos! They really have good food for a great cause! Keep spreading the love

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  2. SG

    Such a fun time! Glad I got to spend it with you chica!

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    • noordinaryliz

      I know!!! I had a blast. Such a great cause! Look forward to game night!!

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  3. Alisha

    Oh my gosh that food looks amazing! I just moved from Florida, but I am going to share this on my Facebook because I have a lot of friends there that would want to know about this!

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  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    This is ALL KINDS of awesome. I love this and the food looks awesome.

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  5. Amanda McMahon

    What a great way to give back. Give AND get. Kids need proper nutrition for growing!

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  6. Instatailzz

    Wow! You definitely have me hungry! These foods are yummy!!

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  7. Ben Butler

    I think this is such a great initiative. I love to see local companies giving back like this. The world needs more of this.

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  8. Aisha Kristine Chong

    Now this is one yummy list of food haha! It looks like it was a lot of fun too!

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  9. The Trophy WifeStyle

    Oooo these photos definitely just made me hungry!!! What a great cause! Glad you had fun at the event 🙂

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  10. Lora

    So fun! I wish I could have that macaroni and cheese RIGHT NOW

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    • noordinaryliz

      LOL! I know Lora!! I was hungry writing this post!

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  11. Liz Mays

    What an awesome way to fight hunger! Those meals look really good too!

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  12. msposh2013

    Holy cow that food looks good! And it goes to a good cause too!

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  13. justamom8225

    Sounds like a great experience. I volunteered once with the Salvation Army food tuck but it wasn’t quite the same as this. Similar concept though.

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  14. Jamie

    What a great cause! If I lived in the area I would definitely eat there over other places knowing that my meal would be helping a child out too! Plus, that food looks wonderful!

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  15. anallievent

    What a great way to fight hunger! And that food looks delicious! I don’t know which one I would want to try first. Such a great cause!

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  16. Jeanine

    Wow this is looks all so amazing! Very cool and making me hungry!

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  17. The Mad Mommy

    This is fantastic! What an amazing cause and a great way to give back. Not to mention, the food looks delicious!

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  18. Nicole Lutzy

    That looks like amazing grub! What a great cause!

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  19. michele d

    I gotta go and check them out one day when I am in Tampa. I live close by so it should be easy. What a great cause!

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  20. Agata @BarkTime

    My hubby dreams about food truck. I hope one day he will finally have it.

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  21. ninasaysblog

    Wow that food looks delicious! I never would have thought ‘food truck’!

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  22. Elizabeth O.

    All the food looks so delicious! These food trucks always have the best dishes! 🙂

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  23. Elizabeth Copeland

    I love this idea! Fabulous combination of food and ministry.

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  24. Ann Bacciaglia

    This is a great way to raise money for a great charity. The food looks delicious. I would definitely try it.

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  25. roselynn787

    I cannot believe this amazing food comes from a food truck! I have to find out if they will be near me because I would love to try it out and at the same time help a charity.

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  26. Jessica Beal Harlow

    I’m definitely hungry now! Those Hot Trick Chicken Sliders look amazing! I love that this Food Truck is Paying It Forward. I gravitate to businesses that are active with a social responsibility.Thanks for sharing everything thats going on behind the scenes…and their yummy menu!

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  27. Chubskulit Rose

    I do volunteer duties at my children’s school. I help in serving lunches on Wednesday which remind me I have to go now lol.

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  28. Victoria

    It looks like they have some great food. We need to have a food truck in my area.

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  29. Ricci

    I LOVE food trucks and I love to see organizations pay it forward! The food looks amazing too!!

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  30. lynndeeee

    Love that they donate! I totally admire people or establishments who does that. Kudos to them!

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  31. katrinagehman

    That looks awesome!!!! love this whole thing.

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  32. geanine

    That macaroni and cheese looks delicious!

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  33. Stephanie C.

    How awesome! Love that they donate!

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  34. Cara (@StylishGeek)

    Wow! I think what Give and Grub is doing is absolutely amazing! I wish we had them already here in the West coast! Thank you for sharing. Hope more charitable organizations are doing something like this.

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  35. Yona Williams

    I absolutely love this concept! Oh cool, I’ve never seen or had a pumpernickel bun before – that is a nice change. However, my favorite entrée featured was the Hedman’s Steak Taco.

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  36. Lisa

    That food looks yummy! I love that this goes to such a good cause.

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  37. Krystal's Kitsch

    What an awesome event! I’m from Tampa but didn’t know you were too!

    Reply

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