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Second annual Food Truck Festival looks to fill stomachs for a good cause

More than 13,000 people packed the Valley River Center parking lot Saturday and waited in line for the best meals Eugene food trucks have to offer. The event featured 28 food trucks and several stopped serving before the event ended at 3 p.m. because they ran out of food. Kun FusionGrill won "Eugene's Favorite Food Truck" and Lani Moku Grill won "People's Choice Award." (Photo by Amanda Butt)

EUGENE, Ore. – The second annual Eugene Food Truck Festival is Saturday and with a wide variety of meals and treats, it’s bound to satisfy anyone’s taste buds.

The family event will feature a kid’s zone, live music and plenty of food options.

More than 50 food trucks from the Willamette Valley will be at the Lane County Fairgrounds.

Each food truck will donate 15 percent of their earnings during the festival to the Eugene Mission.

Every day, the Mission provides 850 meals, shelter for 400 people and more.

“We've really changed our game in the last few years. We're a wellness center for the homeless now which means our folks are really addressing their problems through case management. So we have a really rocking supportive services program and that's where these funds go to support,” said Caitlin Vargas from the Eugene Mission.

The Food Truck Festival is Saturday at Lane County Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Parking is free and there’s a $2 donation per person request at the door.

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