Eat the Street, Franklin’s first food truck-themed fundraiser, returns for its seventh run Friday from 5-10 p.m. at Franklin Bicentennial Park — and just as it has in previous years, the event featuring a growing community of food trucks will be supporting the 21st District Recovery Court.
The family- and dog-friendly event will feature more than 30 food vendors and music by Franklin’s DJ Train. Attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs or blankets for picnic style dining. As always, admission is free, though donations are appreciated and will be accepted at the Recovery Court’s welcome tables.
“We encourage everyone to come out to enjoy a great night at the park with the best food trucks in the area, while also learning about the Recovery Court’s mission of fighting addiction in our community,” said Jeff Moseley, 21st District Recovery Court board president and 2018 Eat the Street event chair. “As our primary fundraiser, we rely on the funds to help support this intensive program as we help break the cycle of addiction.”
The money raised through sponsorships and vendor fees enable the nonprofit to continue to provide program participants with the services, treatment and supervision they need to successfully manage their recovery. Since its first graduating class in 2004, more than 175 participants have graduated from the two-year program, demonstrating their commitment to be free from addiction and live healthful lifestyles.
For the most current event updates including participating food trucks, corporate and media partners, and road closings on the day of the event, find Eat the Street on Facebook at EatTheStreetFest or follow on Twitter @ETSFranklin.