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Here's how it all got started!

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Our Story

What began as a concept to unite experiential  learning and  community engagement for students at John Carroll University has evolved into a successful, practical, and fun social enterprise.

Experiential learning and community engagement are hallmarks of a John Carroll University education.

​The Food For Thought food buggy began as concept which would fulfill John Carroll University's comprehensive and holistic Jesuit mission while actualizing the University as a social entrepreneurship leader in Cleveland.

The Food Buggy evolved into an experiential learning project designed to provide a way to help students creatively leverage both the capacity to make a profit and make a difference by building and nourishing community with those in need. 

The power of collaboration is critical to our success. Students will collaborate with partners including the Center for Service and Social Action, the Donnelly School of Leadership and Social Innovation, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries, and the Chopping for Change Program.


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 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.


Meet the Team


Caleb Correia

Chief Executive Officer

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Madison Maziarz

Chief Operations Officer


Matthew Filippelli

Master Chef and Head of Data Analytics


Justin Vetrano

Head of Marketing and Graphic Design


Marco Ciccariello

Social Mission Executive


Kylie Gillespie

Social Mission Executive


Bradley Lyons

Head of Sales and Outreach

Get to Know the Visionaries


Katherine Feely, SND, Ed.D. is the director of John Carroll University's Center for Service and Social Action. She holds an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in Social Ethics from Boston College and a B.S. in Accounting and Economics from Villanova University.

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Doan Winkel is the Director of John Carroll University's Donnelly School of Leadership and Social Innovation, the Director of the Muldoon Center for Entrepreneurship, and an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship. He spends his days dreaming of big ideas to provide students with experiential learning opportunities.

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