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Food Trucks Raised $7000+ for Haiti Relief This Weekend

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The sun came out this weekend, and shone down upon the streets of West Los Angeles, where 25 of LA's trendy mobile eateries had gathered at the TLofts to give hungry Angelenos a chance to eat for a cause. Organized by the Southern California Mobile Food Vendors Association (the folks working hard to get the Santa Monica Food Truck Lot in the clear again, too), the trucks and patrons lined the streets from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. to raise money for the American Red Cross' Haiti Relief operations.

While some trucks drew more crowds than others, and some had to pack up early after running out of food, most attendees took advantage of the multiple options and hit up an estimated 2-4 trucks apiece. The turnout was phenomenal, with organizers approximating a conservative 5000 people having forked over some cash and forked into some food truck fare to raise funds for Haiti. Although figures are still being tallied by truck owners and organizers, early calculations indicate the event has raised $7000--and counting--for the American Red Cross.