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Our Mission

The JCU Food Buggy is a student operated social enterprise serving people in the Cleveland community experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. Our overall goal: to nourish the community we know and love.

Our Method

Our mission is two-fold. The Food Buggy operates as a small scale food truck, hosting revenue-generating events both on and off John Carroll University's campus. Then, utilizing the revenue generated from these events, the Buggy rolls into various Cleveland neighborhoods, offering the choice of a food truck meal to those experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity.

“Being able to choose a hot meal off a menu provides a dignity that many facing homelessness don't usually receive during their day-to-day. Our food buggy enables our students to understand the power of that simple gesture. ”

Doan Winkel, Director of Donnelly School of Leadership & Social Innovation at John Carroll University


“The grilled cheese was a hit, but above all, spending time and hanging out meant a lot to the young ladies in our program.”

Youth Shelter Staff

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