The business owners behind New England’s first daily food truck park are donating 10 percent of their sales during an upcoming event to help support a house for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Congdon’s After Dark is located on Route One in Wells, Maine, and is in its fifth season of operation.
The food truck park is set up outside Congdon’s Doughnuts Family Restaurant & Bakery. Up to 10 food trucks are hosted in the evenings from late May until early October.
Every Tuesday, the park holds a Tithing Tuesday where each food truck donates 10 percent of its sales to a different charitable organization or community group. A House for ME in Kittery, Maine, will be the recipient of the money on Aug. 3.
Dennis Dean, executive director of A House for ME – which fights to open the door to independence for people who have intellectual disabilities – said they are excited to be chosen to be part of Congdon’s community program.
“It is because of the impact that small businesses have in our communities that small non-profits can raise the funds necessary to support many important causes,” Dean said in a statement.
A House for ME was founded in 2016 after some local parents reached out for some funding for an adult child after they found out the list for supportive housing in the state of Maine was at about 800 people.
That number has since doubled, Dean said during a recent interview with Seacoast Current.
Congdon’s After Dark is open daily from 4 p.m. to at least 9 p.m. There is no charge for admission and parking is free.
Contact Managing News Editor Kimberley Haas at Kimberley.Haas@townsquaremedia.com.
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