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Soulful Food Truck Festival key for participating businesses, says festival organizer – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The weather was a little colder than many would have liked, but dozens of people turned out for the Soulful Food Truck Festival on Sunday.

In its sixth year, the organizer said it is essential for the survival of some businesses.

The smell of food filled the air on Tiger Lane as food trucks, more than three dozen, prepared food for you to try.

Vendors sold clothes and other items as strong winds blew.

“I don’t mind the cold. A little sunshine is all you need,” said Maria Zamora, a first-time festival-goer who enjoyed the food choices.

Josh Jones was also another first-time festival-goer and said he was referred to the festival by a friend.

“People are going to eat no matter what,” Jones said.

The event is very important to black food truck owners, said organizer Cynthia Daniels.

“They really don’t have any other place. They usually hang out at gas stations and hang out at nightclubs,” Daniels said. “That’s probably about five times the number of people they can serve.”

“It’s a family event,” she said, adding that there were 39 food trucks, 15 food vendors and 70 vendors.

“There’s something for everyone,” Daniels said.

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