Local community members will have the chance to sample plates from 14 Los Angeles area food trucks at an event to help
low-income children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
The Achievable Foundation has teamed up with food truck vendors to present the Westside Food Fest from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 31 at Venice High School, 13000 Venice Blvd., Mar Vista.
The food festival will feature local vendors such as Fishlips Sushi, India Jones, Komodo, Ahn Joo, Mandoline Grill, and Sweets Truck, among others. In addition, visitors can enjoy live music, a marketplace and resource fair, and enter a raffle contest for prizes.
The purpose of the event is to promote community inclusion and raise money for low-income individuals with developmental disabilities. The Westside Food Fest will prominently feature individuals with developmental disabilities, including Scott Siegel, the lead singer of the headlining band, Arrest My Sister.
Proceeds from the entry receipts will directly benefit people with developmental disabilities through Achievable’s health and welfare, specialized adaptive equipment, emergency support, and camp sponsorship programs.
“Teens and young adults with developmental disabilities have a need for community inclusion and benefit greatly from recreational activities offered in these settings,” said Elana Hirschman, director of program development for Focus on All Child Therapies, a resource fair participant. “Giving those who seek and need opportunities to socialize and hang out a safe environment to do so is imperative to their mental and emotional growth,”
To date, 14 food trucks have confirmed for the Westside Food Fest. Admission to the event is $5. Advance purchase tickets are on sale at www.achievable.org/, with tickets also available on the day of the event.