Two guys, who were not originally acquainted, teamed up to contribute to society, one selling ice cream and the other selling Mexican burritos at a buy one, get one free deal. When people buy an ice cream or a burrito at their food trucks, they give one away for free to children at the next Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (TFCF) center that the food trucks stop at. Last Sunday morning, children from Taitung’s TFCF saw the playful-looking ice cream truck driving up and excitedly shouted “Thank you Mr. Ice and A-chien” and gave them self-made thank-you cards in exchange for ice-cold ice cream cups.
Kao Chien-hua works in Hsinchu and Lin Hsin-chien is a food truck entrepreneur in Taoyuan. Early in the morning on Sunday last week, Kao and Lin departed from Kenting in Pingtung and arrived at Taitung’s TFCF at around noon. They immediately parked their food trucks and prepared their ice cream and burritos for the kids.
Kao, who often travels around throwing events in his food truck, said it has been a dream for him to drive around the island. To make an island-wide trip more meaningful, he proposed the idea to his company and won strong support from his boss. He then got in touch with the nearby Hsinchu TFCF. Kao wanted to do something nice for the TFCF kids by giving away one for each ice cream he sold. In other words, he wanted to visit popular attractions and for every ice cream sold, he would give a free ice cream to the kids at the next TFCF on the journey.
Photo: Wang Hsiu-ting, Liberty Times
Kao’s companion on the journey around the island, Lin, said he has wanted for a long time to use his food truck for charity, but has been unable to find a method or means. At a food truck gathering, Lin met Kao and the idea struck him that they can achieve more working together, which was when he started to drive his burrito food truck with Kao.
(Liberty Times, translated by Zane Kheir)
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