Non-profit food truck helping homeless in Memphis - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Non-profit food truck helping homeless in Memphis

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There's a new food truck in Memphis, setting itself apart from all the others.  Merge Memphis is serving up grilled cheese sandwiches with a  twist that has nothing to do with that taste.
Merge Memphis is a non-profit food truck focused on providing good food while giving back.  Half of your purchase goes to help supply food for the truck, the other half goes directly back into the community to help feed, clothe and house the homeless.

“We are totally non-profit, run by volunteers. We had a food truck donated about a year ago and so that’s where this idea came from,” said co-founder Sherry McClure.

Friday the group parked in front of FedEx Forum for the Food Truck Friday’s event.  They were busy serving up grilled cheese sandwiches.  But there is one sweet treat you might want to order known as “The Chocolate Elvis.”
“Peanut Butter Reese’s cup, bananas, with muenster cheese. It is grilled and it is yummy,” said McClure.

McClure says the idea originally stemmed from her desire to open a non-profit restaurant with a homeless shelter.  She wanted the money raised to help fund the shelter. But when a food truck was donated her idea turned mobile, which she said is more fitting anyway.

“We are going out in our city and helping people who need it,” said McClure.

The group doesn’t have a schedule, instead you can find out where they are set up by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Search Merge Memphis.

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