The starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, Carson Wentz, has a new side gig as a food truck vendor. Well… Sort of.
Wentz has a new charitable food truck named Thy Kingdom Crumb offering free meals to those in need in the Philadelphia area. The food truck made its debut in late August at Acme Markets in Philly. For the grand opening both Wentz and super-star teammate Zach Ertz distributed meals.
If you live in the Philadelphia area, you can view the truck in person at regular season home games at Lincoln Financial Field throughout the year.
The goal of the food truck is to use food as a means of community outreach and demonstrating God’s unconditional love. There’s no cost and no strings attached to anyone that wants a meal from the vehicle. You could be a struggling college student or a high-earning doctor getting off a shift. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a free meal. The mobile organization plans to serve both individuals and other non-profits across Philly with the vehicle.
Meals and a Mission
The meals being served from this unit aren’t what one might expect from a free food truck either. “We’re definitely not dishing out cafeteria style food that’s for sure,” explains the trucks chef. Meals being served during the first service of the vehicle include chicken and shrimp salad. There’s also hot BBQ chicken sandwiches available. In total, enough food was cooked to feed 2,500 people for the first service.
As you might expect, Carson Wentz isn’t pulling off this vision alone. He has an entire team of volunteers that help to execute the vision. Volunteers from a variety of organizations and churches help prep and distribute the food. Reverend Kyle Horner of Connect Church helps drive the truck to events.
You can learn more about the launch of Thy Kingdom Crumb by watching the video above. In the video, Carson Wentz explains his desire to give back to the community of Philadelphia. The piece also gives you a behind the scenes on the food truck being wrapped and rolled out for the first time. This food truck is part of Wentz’s Audience of 1 Foundation. You can learn more about the organization and its goals here.
This week and weekend marks the start of the 2018 NFL regular season. Wentz is starting out the season on the injured reserve due to a knee injury, but is expected to return to action in the coming weeks. We wish Wentz nothing but the best on his on and off-field endeavors in 2018.