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Snowday Food Truck: vehicle for justice


SNOWDAY was the first food truck concept brought to you by DRIVE CHANGE.

Est. in 2014, Snowday has employed over 20 young adults returning home from jail/prison. Snowday has served the organization well in its early years. At this time, we are taking steps to grow our impact and our business model. Drive Change will pursue expansion in the form of a Food Truck Commissary/Garage expected to launch spring 2018. 

Over the next few months Snowday will be converted into a Drive Change branded food truck. Our seasonal, farm-fresh menu will stay put but the truck experience and brand will embody the feel of our mission: to raise awareness about injustice inside of the criminal justice system and to pave streets with green lights of opportunity, through the power of hands-on-work experience.  

Our Drive Change Truck is expected to hit the streets by June 2017. In the meantime, we are only taking requests for bookings/events that are mission aligned. Come June, we will be fully staffed and the truck will be operating at full-capacity. 

Thank you to all of our foodie and justice fans - we're excited for our next chapter! 

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Snowday Food Truck: vehicle for justice


SNOWDAY was the first food truck concept brought to you by DRIVE CHANGE.

Est. in 2014, Snowday has employed over 20 young adults returning home from jail/prison. Snowday has served the organization well in its early years. At this time, we are taking steps to grow our impact and our business model. Drive Change will pursue expansion in the form of a Food Truck Commissary/Garage expected to launch spring 2018. 

Over the next few months Snowday will be converted into a Drive Change branded food truck. Our seasonal, farm-fresh menu will stay put but the truck experience and brand will embody the feel of our mission: to raise awareness about injustice inside of the criminal justice system and to pave streets with green lights of opportunity, through the power of hands-on-work experience.  

Our Drive Change Truck is expected to hit the streets by June 2017. In the meantime, we are only taking requests for bookings/events that are mission aligned. Come June, we will be fully staffed and the truck will be operating at full-capacity. 

Thank you to all of our foodie and justice fans - we're excited for our next chapter! 

Drive Change is a nonprofit that hires young people who have just been released from adult prisons. Their first venture: Snowday, a farm-fresh seasonally inspired food truck. Learn more at www.drivechangenyc.org. Video by Nationswell.

FOOD TRUCK WITH A PURPOSE

Snowday is dedicated to serving seasonal food from local farms. But beyond sustainable food, the truck is run by Drive Change, a New York-based organization that uses the food truck industry to employ and teach transferable skills to young adults coming home from jail and prison. Snowday is more than mere mobile eatery, it's a "vehicle for social justice."

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The Food


NYC's first farm-to-truck food truck, and recipient of the 2014 Vendy Award for Rookie of the Year as well as 2015 Vendy Cup & People's Choice Awards. Snowday has been recognized as one of New York's Top 10 Food Trucks by Gothamist, TimeOut NY and Brooklyn Magazine.

 

The Food


NYC's first farm-to-truck food truck, and recipient of the 2014 Vendy Award for Rookie of the Year as well as 2015 Vendy Cup & People's Choice Awards. Snowday has been recognized as one of New York's Top 10 Food Trucks by Gothamist, TimeOut NY and Brooklyn Magazine.

 

Our fare is built with ingredients sourced locally, seasonably and sustainably. We know the best flavor is a byproduct of ingredients grown with great care, and the freshest ingredients come from the closest farms. With every bite, you’re pouring your money back into our local economy, as we source the majority of our ingredients from within 200 miles. With every dish, you’re deciding to take back our food production from the hands of multinational corporations, as we work hand in hand with small and family farms.

Choosing to dine with us, you directly impact the lives of our young people striving to create the futures they desire. As the mobile classroom for Drive Change, your patronage supports our work in dismantling the inequitable cycle of incarceration faced by so many in our communities far and wide. All food truck sales go directly back into the Drive Change program. Let us illustrate for you how something as straightforward as your lunch can be a dynamic force for change.

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The Cause


The Cause


Snowday is the first food truck by the social enterprise, Drive Change. Drive Change builds and operates its own food trucks that hire and train formerly incarcerated youth. Our values are rooted in the belief that the criminal justice system is racist, classist and dehumanizing - we believe firmly that young people with criminal histories can live crime-free, bright futures full of opportunity. Our trucks are our vehicles for social justice - allowing young people to have hands on experience and develop transferable skills to become leaders in today's society.

Snowday is a place where people connect, work hard, and feel good. 

  • Community       
  • Quality         
  • Integrity        
  • Respect