Food Trucks Rodeo Raises Funds for Area Meals on Wheels

Rudolph's Holiday Rodeo, December 4, 2016, at Knightdale Station Park. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Rudolph's Holiday Rodeo, December 4, 2016, at Knightdale Station Park. Photo: Kay Whatley.

By Kay Whatley, Editor

The RDU Food Truck Association filled Knightdale Station Park with tasty foods with a goal of raising funds for Meals on Wheels of Wake County. On December 4, 2016, from noon until 4pm folks from Knightdale NC and surrounding areas lined up for lunch, sweet treats, and pet treats from food trucks.

With soccer games going on nearby, hundreds gravitated to the food truck rodeo — Rudolph’s Holiday Food Truck Rodeo. People lined up at the trucks, checked out vendors, sat at the park tables to eat and chat, and listened to carolers. Inflatables set up for the rodeo provided children an area to expend their energy.

Vendors and bounce houses at Knightdale Station Park during Rudolph's Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Vendors and bounce houses at Knightdale Station Park during Rudolph’s Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Group singing Christmas Carols at Rudolph's Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Group singing Christmas Carols at Rudolph’s Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Group singing Christmas Carols in front of the park's tree, Chick-N-Que food truck in background. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Group singing Christmas Carols in front of the park’s tree, Chick-N-Que food truck in background. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Seating and vendor area at Knightdale Station Park. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Seating and vendor area at Knightdale Station Park. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Several food trucks at the rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Several food trucks at the rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
View of one side of the rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
View of one side of the rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Humans and pets are welcome at Knightdale Station Park. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Humans and pets are welcome at Knightdale Station Park. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Thai Box Zing food truck menu at Rudolph's Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Thai Box Zing food truck menu at Rudolph’s Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Spanglish food truck at Rudolph's Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Spanglish food truck at Rudolph’s Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Spanglish food truck menu at Rudolph's Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Spanglish food truck menu at Rudolph’s Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Cockadoodlemoo food truck at Rudolph's Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Cockadoodlemoo food truck at Rudolph’s Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Cockadoodlemoo menu at Rudolph's Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Cockadoodlemoo menu at Rudolph’s Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Las Gringas food truck at Rudolph's Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Las Gringas food truck at Rudolph’s Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Las Gringas menu at Rudolph's Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Las Gringas menu at Rudolph’s Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Taco from Las Gringas food truck. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Taco from Las Gringas food truck. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Valentino's food truck at Rudolph's Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Valentino’s food truck at Rudolph’s Food Truck Rodeo. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Chick-N-Que food truck. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Chick-N-Que food truck. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Dusty Donuts food truck. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Dusty Donuts food truck. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Chirba Chirba Dumpling food truck. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Chirba Chirba Dumpling food truck. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Chirba Chirba Dumpling menu. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Chirba Chirba Dumpling menu. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Hungry Paws food truck. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Hungry Paws food truck. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Cut Bait food truck. Photo: Kay Whatley.
Cut Bait food truck. Photo: Kay Whatley.

The amount this food truck rodeo ended up raising for Meals on Wheels of Wake County has not been released as of this writing. Details will be updated as they are received.

The RDU Mobile Food Association (RDUMFA) consists of members who are culinary entrepreneurs focused on providing quality service in a safe environment for the community.  The association promotes the local industry, advocates for legislation and regulation, and provides educational opportunities for its members.

For more information and to see upcoming events, visit the RDUMFA website or their Facebook page.

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Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.