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Together we're healthy, willing & ABLE!

The First Food Truck Employing Individuals with Disabilities in North Carolina!

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In 2019, Trillium purchased two food trucks that are managed and operated by Easterseals UCP whose home bases are in Ahoskie and New Bern. The trucks focus on three core values: employment, food access and community.

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Employment Opportunities

sensable snacksPeople with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) are underemployed, underpaid and often overlooked for upward mobility. Employment provides individuals with self-esteem, confidence and new skills helping young men and women seek greater independence. 


sensABLE snacks provides pre-employment skills training and inclusive work environments to employ individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) in conjunction with the Easterseals UCP Transition to Employment program for young adults.


Individuals with I/DD operate and vend on the trucks at various locations and events throughout their communities.
quotesThe sensABLE snacks food truck crew opened a virtual store to sell “snack-o-grams” (mail ordered care packages) to customers nationwide. Orders from the store provide even more jobs for employees, such as packaging and delivering items. Snack-o-grams offer a variety of seasonal packages and customizable goodies and swag, and includes a card with a hand-written message to the recipient from food truck participant.

Food Access

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Making healthy snack options provides people with the ability to snack and feel good about the choices they make.  These options contribute to promoting a healthier environment and overall wellness.

The sensABLE snacks food trucks serve a variety of pre-packaged treats and healthy options including bottled water, juices, milk and coffee; along with baked goods such as muffins, cookies, granola bars, yogurt cups, and uncut fruits.

Community

coffeeIn addition to traditional food truck operations, the sensABLE snacks staff has been hard at work delivering food from local food banks to rural areas that are considered food deserts or food swamps.

The local communities have rallied behind the food trucks and welcomed the exposure of a willing and ABLE workforce, right in their neighborhoods.
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Individuals interested in working on the food trucks or sites willing to host the food trucks may e-mail: leslie.lawrence@eastersealsucp.com or call 252-395-2404 for more information.

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Locations 

Food Truck Program Manager: Leslie Lawrence
Leslie.Lawrence@eastersealsucp.com
252-395-2404 mobile

Serving Surrounding Areas of:

Ahoskie 

109 Loftin Lane
Ahoskie, NC 27910
sensablesnacksahoskie@eastersealsucp.com

New Bern 

1720 Trent Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28560
sensablesnacksnewbern@eastersealsucp.com
Phone: 252-497-3397

For Information on Hosting a Food Truck in Ahoskie or New Bern:
Leslie Lawrence, Food Truck Program Manager
Leslie.Lawrence@eastersealsucp.com
252-395-2404 mobile

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WNCT News Coverage of New Bern sensABLE snacks program

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