As talks continue at City Hall about amending Sacramento's mobile food ordinances, the idea of food truck "pods" is being explored as a possibility.
These would be locations on private property where multiple mobile food vendors could operate simultaneously. Discussions about such pods will be held separately at City Hall from other meetings related to mobile food vending, with the city's Law and Legislation Committee set to hear a new draft of proposed food truck ordinances Oct. 16.
A preview of what one of the pods might look like can be seen Saturday at 1425 C St. Dubbed "Truck Farm," the event is a benefit for Francis House, which provides services and resources for homeless people.
Eleven trucks are scheduled to participate in Saturday's event.
"We're trying to focus on the benefit and venue," said Matt Chong, co-owner of Wicked 'Wich and a board member of the California Mobile Food Association. "It's a one-time event for now, and it's a chance to work alongside our neighbors and also give a sneak preview of what might be coming over there. This will hopefully be Sacramento's first food pod."
The event is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. and will include music and a beer garden. For more information, go to www.gofoodmob.com.
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