Last week, we were invited to Amalie Arena to check out an awesome, new food truck known as The Give And Grub Food Truck. Sponsored by The Laser Spine Institute and in partnership with The Tampa Bay Lightning, Metropolitan Ministries, and Feeding America Tampa Bay, Give and Grub provides gourmet meals to many paying customers around town. The best part is, they have a broader mission: to help feed the hungry by providing 150,000 free meals to people in need living in Tampa Bay.
For every meal sold from the food truck, a meal is donated to a person less fortunate. In addition, the truck is has program to feed children at elementary school throughout neighboring counties on Fridays.
We went over to Amalie and met up with the cool staff of Give and Grub. They pointed out that their menu to us (all of which were named after hockey terms) and explained we should choose a few to try. We had a pretty easy time choosing since we TRY to eat “healthy” and didn’t want to fill up too quick. We chose the Hat Trick Chicken Sliders, Hedman’s Steak Tacos, and the Slap Shot Chicken Salad.
While waiting for our food to be prepared, we snapped a few shots in the Give and Grub photobooth. By the time our photo session was done, our food was ready to be enjoyed!
Our food was ready and we were HUNGRY! We took a few pictures and then tried to find a seat to enjoy the elaborate amount of food we were given. I really enjoyed the chicken sliders (partially because they were served with some awesome sweet potato fries) and Ryan got down on the Steak Tacos. Although messy, they pack a flavorful punch. We help on to the chicken salad for later on because BEWARE: The portions from the food truck are HUGE! They definitely do NOT disappoint when it comes to flavor and feeling full. With all of the other great options on the menu, we are looking forward to catching the truck again at Amalie Arena on Thursday and Saturday Home Games.
So what now? Well, there are THREE easy ways for you to get involved in the Give and Grub movement.
1. Buy a meal: For every meal purchased, Give and Grub will donate a meal to a less fortunate person.
2. Get Social: By sharing the official #giveandgrub hashtag on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, a meal will be donated as well. Yes, you read that correctly, you can tweet or post while including #giveandgrub in your message and as simple as that, a meal will be donated on your behalf. It literally could not be any simpler.
3. Email: Visit this link so you can email your friends and tell them all about it.
So, when you are looking for something to do, while enjoying delicious food and donating to a good cause, check out the Give and Grub Food Truck to pay it forward!