The 4th annual Big Downtown Food Truck picnic attracted thousands to Exhibition Park on Sunday afternoon for a variety of tastes and flavours from 12 food trucks and the weather was ideal for eating food and visiting several local vendors that were present.
The community-focused event was done in partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters Guelph, or BBBS, and Sweet Temptations Cupcakery, which is located downtown but also has a food truck.
Over 4,000 people attended this year, BBBS communications coordinator Ashley Maginnes said.
In the past there has been between 5,000 and 7,000 attendees, organizers told The Guelph Post last week, and 10 per cent of all the money that is raised goes to BBBS.
The organization works to come alongside young people in vulnerable situations and provide a mentor that can bring stability, consistency and a healthy, open environment. They impact some 700 youth in Guelph.
As for the amount of money raised by the by the food truck event, those are numbers that will likely be released later on. The Post has reached out for the numbers around dollars raised.
Local venders, from the Guelph Public Library bookmobile to the tap water event truck to family-friendly art activities were also available. For adults, there was a section fenced off for alcohol featuring Sleeman drinks.