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Move over Eat Street, Food Truck Fiesta is taking over

DELICIOUS BITES: ii-naa Japanese Food is just one of the many cuisines featuring at the Food Truck Fiesta at the Caboolture Showgrounds
DELICIOUS BITES: ii-naa Japanese Food is just one of the many cuisines featuring at the Food Truck Fiesta at the Caboolture Showgrounds Contributed

EAT Street Markets, move over - Food Truck Fiesta is the newest variation to come to Caboolture, and it's for a good cause.

Elimbah Uniting Church is running a new monthly food truck-style festival in hopes of raising enough money for a local cancer respite centre.

Chairperson Sandy Riegos knows all too well the difficulties of going through cancer after she went through three operations in three months to cut out breast cancer.

She said she was lucky to have the support of the church to help her through her darkest moments, but there were so many people who struggle alone.

"I was a teacher at Beerwah State School for 17 years, so I had ongoing support from friends and people in church,” she said.

"It's so important, but I was lucky that I had that support.

"Not everyone else is abreast as I was - just to get out and talk to other people, even half a day a week is so important for your recovery.”

Elimbah Uniting Church member John Reece had wanted to put start a cancer respite centre in the region for years after a retired Sunshine Coast minister started one in Townsville.

"We started doing hampers for disadvantaged families at Elimbah Primary School, but we just wanted to do more, so we wanted to look at putting a cancer respite centre in,” he said.

"People with cancer aren't looked after very well around here and I'd been in contact with a minister from the Sunshine Coast for two years. "Being a breakaway standalone church we're short on money. To do these things we have to go out and do something like Eat Street Markets and I said, 'why can't we do that?'.”

The next Food Truck Fiesta will be held on April 21 at the Caboolture Showgrounds from 5-9pm and will include various cuisines from around the world and entertainment for the whole family.

It's free entry. Visit Food Truck Fiesta on Facebook for more info.


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