Through September 30th, on the last Wednesday of each month, food trucks, families and friends are rallying to “Give a Hump,” benefiting select local nonprofits. Proceeds from the Feed the Camel food truck event will go to support Build Our Center in July, Project 150 Reno in August and American Cancer Society’s The Big Dig in September.
The Give a Hump event usually runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the McKinley Arts and Culture Center in Reno. Feed the Camel producer, Mellow Yellow Events, will provide a minimum of $500 to each nonprofit beneficiary each month, while the food trucks will also be donating a portion of their proceeds.
“It’s exciting to provide the opportunity for people to give back to the community just by coming out and eating at some of the best food trucks in the area,” according to Mellow Yellow Events Owner Melissa Williams. “Plus it gives the nonprofits a chance to educate and interact with people on their cause.”
Funds from July’s Give a Hump day will go towards Build Our Center’s goal of establishing and sustaining a community center that will provide a save, supportive space where people of all ages in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied (LGBTQA) community can come together under one roof for cultural, educational, health, social and wellness programs.
August’s nonprofit, Project 150 Reno, will be funding their mission of helping local homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students stay in school and graduate.
The American Cancer Society’s “The Big Dig” will use funds from September’s Give a Hump day to offer children with cancer and their families an exciting day of operating bulldozers, excavators, backhoes and more.
For more information on Feed the Camel’s Give a Hump nonprofit day, please visit its Facebook page, or call 775-450-0062.