During Thanksgiving, we all eat too much, right? We all love the chance to indulge in home-cooked favorites and spend some well-earned time (and four days off!) with our loved ones. For many people in Southern California and around the U.S., however, aÂ tight economy has made the holidays even tighter, and what should be a carefree holiday has become a stressful and hungry time.
Here in Orange County, Saturday Night Foodies, a well-known food blog, is partnering with 19 food trucks, local food bloggers and multiple celebrities to sponsor Drive Out Hunger – a spectacular food truck event at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater parking lot (8808 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA).Â This Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. come on over for a great night of food, autographs and helping out those less fortunate in a time of need.
Saturday Night Foodies posted on their blog: “This special event will leverage OC DinDin-A-GoGo, a weekly gourmet food truck event managed by the Tropical Shave Ice Truck. Â For those that haveÂ experiencedÂ a DinDin-A-GoGo event, think OC DinDin onÂ steroids! Â We really encourage everyone to bring folding tables, chairs and blankets.”
“Celebrities helping to bring awareness to the hunger crisis in Orange County will be on hand to take pictures and sign autographs for a donation of 10 non-perishable canned or dry good items, per person. There will also be a silent auction, and participants will have the opportunity to bid on Lakers and Lady Gaga tickets, vacations, and autographed art, to name just a few. Event admission and parking are free.”
This is an AMAZING event – have a great evening out and help your community, all in one place!
Please note the complete list of the celebrities expected at press time and the food trucks that you’ll get to try below:
- Ashley Argota (Nickelodeon’s True Jackson VP)
- Rachael Bell (Disney’s Suite Life on Deck)
- Doug Brochu (Sonny with a Chance)
- Taylor Dayne (Singer)
- John and Steven French (Disney’s Suite Life: 2 for the Road)
- Shar Jackson (Moesha, Celebrity Fit Club)
- Savannah Jayde (Big Time Rush)
- Ashley Jones (True Blood, Bold and Beautiful)
- James Kyson Lee (Heroes)
- Corey Miller (LA Ink)
- Bronson Pelletier (Twilight Saga)
- Raini Rodriguez (Paul Blart Mall Cop, Disney’s Prom)
- Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family)
- Gretchen Christine Rossi (Real Housewives of Orange County)
- BooBoo Stewart (Twilight Saga)
- Fivel Stewart (Guardians of Luna)
- Kaycee Stroh (High School Musical 1, 2 & 3)
- Jessica Sutta (Pussycat Dolls)
The following gourmet food trucks will be at the event to accept donations (and let you try their food, of course!): @BakeryTruck, @BrcelonaontheGo, @CalbiBBQ, @ChompChompTruck, @ChunknChip, @CrepesBonaparte, @DanDanBBQ, @DosChinos, @LeesPhilly, @LomoArigato, @Loukstogo, @OhForSweetsSake, @PiaggioonWheels, @Seabirdstruck, @ShortstopBBQ, @TheBurntTruck, @TheGreasyWiener, @TheLimeTruck, and @TropShaveIce.