Food truck festival raises money for Make-A-Wish Foundation

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LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - People in Dauphin County are using food for a special cause by helping to make wishes come true. The 1st "Wish Upon A Food Truck Festival" was held in the Gander Mountain parking lot in Lower Paxton Township on Saturday. 20 trucks rolled in to roll out food to help fund the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The organization grants wishes for children who are battling life-threatening illnesses.

Music, activities, and prizes were available to the community, all to help bring a smile to a child's face.

"I am so thrilled that all these people came out here  to help Make-A-Wish because it makes  such a difference in a child's life and the family's life," Volunteer Wish Granter and Event Organizer, Sherrie Davis said, "and to see this support really means a lot."

The local regional office of Make-A-Wish granted 319 wishes in the past year.  The average cost of a wish is $10,500 which includes both cash and in-kind donations.

All donations collected at Saturday's event will go to the foundation.