A group of Houston food trucks are teaming up to fundraise on behalf of the victims of the tragic Astroworld Festival. Bun B Presents: Breaking Bread, will take place at the 8th Wonder Brewery on November 14th from 1-8 pm.
The event is made up of several vendors who lost sales after the cancellation of the Astroworld Festival. The fundraising event will allow these vendors to recoup lost revenue and raise funds that will be donated to verified GoFundMe drives that support people who were critically injured or died. 8th Wonder Brewery will also donate a portion of their sales from their taproom to the fundraiser.
“This is about helping our friends and our community in any way we can,” Eatsie Boys’ founder and chef said Matt Marcus in a statement. “I’ve watched these food trucks grow from start-ups to some of the city’s best. They were hit hard last weekend. Then of course, there are the victims and their families, going through unfathomable pain. In Houston, we do know how to lift one another up.”
The vendors include Bun B’s Trill Burgers, Sticky’s Chicken, Blk Mkt Birria, Seoulside Wings, Oh My Gogi, Happy Endings, The Waffle Bus, and The Eatsie Boys.
The event is free to attend and all attendees have to do to support the cause is buy food or beer from the participating vendors.
“Festivals, especially the music ones in Houston, are a huge deal for food trucks. What happened at Astroworld was devastating,” said Patsy Vivares, co-owner of Trill Burgers and Sticky’s Chicken. “With a surplus of supplies, my brother Benson had the idea to gather our core food truck friends that we do festivals with, sell what we have and donate a portion of that to the victims and their families.”