Volunteers for Food Truck Festival Allow for Organizers’ Donation

The Columbus Food Truck Festival is back at the Franklin County Fairgrounds this weekend.

Organizers of The Columbus Food Truck Festival are supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio by providing a cash donation for the 200 volunteers the RMHC chapter is providing for the event over this coming weekend. Even many staff members from our chapter will be on hand Saturday night to fill the last gap left in the volunteer shifts that needed filled. (Chief Marketing Officer Ryan Wilkins won’t just be helping out alongside volunteers Saturday night. The former recording artist will also be one of the entertainers on stage this weekend singing and playing guitar.) Getting this many volunteers gathered for this event at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard, Ohio is quite an achievement for RMHC of Central Ohio and its volunteer manager Meika Hilles. As one of the largest, and most fun, out-of-House events where recruiting volunteers is vital to the success of the event, Hilles was able to get just enough volunteers right down to the wire before the festival. Volunteer recruitment has been a bit tougher since trying to get back to normal numbers of volunteers after some left our roster following the height of the pandemic. That’s why Hilles is especially appreciative of all those who have committed to helping this weekend.

Click here to read the story in the Columbus Dispatch about this large gathering of food trucks in Franklin County.

Photo Courtesy: Columbus Food Truck Festival