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Give Back with Finnegans Reverse Food Truck


Photos by Finnegans Brewing Company

From lobster rolls to street tacos to hibachi, we Minnesotans love our food trucks. But instead of selling food, Finnegans Reverse Food Truck is doing the mobile food thing a little differently—and in turn, is making a huge difference in Minnesota and across our region.

Finnegans Reverse Food Truck, with its slogan “We don’t make food. We take food.” is a traveling donation station, taking non-perishable food items and monetary donations for Minnesotan and other Midwestern food shelves.

The truck is the newest venture of Finnegans philanthropic brewing company, a company that, through a variety of projects and products, seeks to create healthier communities and to eliminate hunger. For that reason, 100 percent of profits from their signature Irish Amber and Blonde Ale sold in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota and Iowa, go towards food for the hungry, as do 100 percent of donations they receive.

As far as fostering healthier and more sustainable communities, in 2014 alone, donations they received helped supply Minnesota food shelves, which are generally lacking in fresh fruits and vegetables, with over 70,000 pounds of locally grown produce.

Launched in March 2014, the Reverse Food Truck set out to collect $50,000 by stopping at a number of locations across Minnesota. Similar to how other food trucks list their prices, the Reverse Food Truck lists how much your donation will help those in need.

Finnegans beer can be found in a number Twin Cities bars and restaurants including Runyon’s, Lyon’s Pub, Kieran’s, The Local and at Lund’s Wine and Spirits. The Reverse Food Truck is constantly on the move in pursuit of its goal, so make sure to check their Twitter for the truck’s current location.  

For beer lovers and philanthropists alike, this innovative company is definitely one to check out. Grab a Finnegans beer at your favorite bar, or make a donation at the food truck, and be part of putting an end to hunger.  

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