Food Truck Palooza Co-Chairs: Lisa Speckman, Robyn Klein, Dawn Kaufman, Irwin Kaufman and Moy Speckman
The 6th Annual Dallas Food Truck Palooza™ & Music Festival was a huge success. On Sunday, April 29, 2018, more than 2,500 people attended this family friendly event. Crowds from all over the metroplex enjoyed the perfect weather, perfect bands and the perfect variety of food from 15 North Texas premier food trucks. As amazing bands played throughout the day, children played in the Kids Zone which came complete with bounce houses, inflatable slides and basketball. If that wasn’t enough, there were two face painters creating unicorns, cheetahs, pirates, batman, fairies and more and a wonderful balloon artist making swords, tigers, puppies and colorful crazy hats.
This year's Dallas Food Truck Palooza also featured a Reverse Food Truck onsite to fight hunger in our North Texas area.” In Temple Shalom true fashion, we asked that participants bring food items and diapers to be disbursed to the Vickery Meadow Food Pantry and the JFS Food Pantry,” explained Co-chair Robyn Klein. “Items are needed on a continuous basis and we used the Food Truck Palooza to assist in this effort.”
This family friendly day was also a great way to give back to the community. A portion of this year’s proceeds benefitted LIFT – Literacy Instruction for Texas™, an organization that enhances lives and strengthens communities by teaching adults to read. “What an amazing site it was to behold, on a beautiful, sunny day, the result of our dedicated and untiring family of Temple Shalom volunteers in creating the most successful Dallas Food Truck Palooza. Sometimes we need a reminder that simply coming together as a Dallas community for fun, food and family time is the best antidote for a world that can be scary and chaotic,” said Rabbi Andrew Paley. “It is a blessing to be a part of this Temple Shalom community who works so hard and has so much fun bringing everyone together helping to share sunshine and a little bit of shalom.”