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The Dish Dash & USC’s Interfraternity Council announce:
Dish Dash LA’s 1st Annual FOOD TRUCK WARS

10 Food Trucks on Greek Row
2 Sides Split by University Ave: East vs. West
2 Charities Receiving 20% of Proceeds
1 Epic Night: Friday, March 25th

Polls opened 2/14 for charity selection at www.DishDashLA.com/foodtruckwars
*vote once daily until next Monday, 2/21

Charities (Hand-picked by USC’s Interfraternity Council, Philanthropy):

PAWS/LA – dedicated to preserving the loving bond between people and their companion animals. To that end, we provide services to assist low-income seniors and people disabled by a life-threatening illness keep and care for their pets.

Homeboy Industries – enabling young people to redirect their lives and provide them with hope for their futures. For those employed at Homeboy Industries in job training or work-readiness positions, each person has a Case Manager and takes classes or uses services as part of their work day.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – L.A.’s first and largest hospital dedicated specifically to treating children throughout Southern California.

Downtown Dog Rescue – the only program in California, and possibly the United States, specifically founded to assist homeless dog owners spay/neuter, vaccinate, license their dogs, as well as offering a variety of services including crisis care, for the life of the dog.

Union Rescue Mission – dedicated to serving men, women and children experiencing homelessness. They provide a comprehensive array of emergency and long-term services to their guests, including: food, shelter, clothing, medical and dental care, recovery programs, transitional housing, legal assistance, education, counseling, and job training to needy men, women, children, and families.

Midnight Mission – Dedicated to taking the homeless off of Skid Row and re-establish them again as useful and self-respecting citizens.

February 9, 2011

The Dish Dash in association with USC’s Interfraternity Council Announces Dish Dash LA’s 1st Annual Food Truck Wars

On March 25th, 2011, Dish Dash LA’s 1st Annual Food Truck Wars will be held on 28th street spanning the blocks between Hoover St. and Figueroa St., the heart of USC’s Greek community. Dish Dash LA’s 1st Annual Food Truck Wars will be hosted by Los Angeles based The Dish Dash and USC’s Interfraternity Council.

Established in January 2010 by USC students, Tracy Lawrence and Gary Yao, The Dish Dash is a socially-engaged dining guide connecting urban explorers with their local communities. Launched in August 2010, Dish Dash LA has become USC’s 1st, dynamic student guide to Downtown Los Angeles and is expanding. Since it’s inception, The Dish Dash has won both The Most Promising Business Concept from USC’s Stevens Institute for Innovation and The New Venture Seed Competition from The Lloyd Greif Center. With unifying events like The Taste of Downtown LA, which brought together over 600 students and six participating restaurants last spring, The Dish Dash hopes to have another successful event with their 1st Annual Food Truck Wars.

USC’s Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the coordinating and governing board of the fraternities. As a whole, the purpose of the IFC is to assist the fraternity system in the development of fraternity members through intellectual, social leadership, and humanitarian pursuits. They work to continue the proud tradition of being Greek at USC.

Dish Dash LA’s 1st Annual Food Truck Wars, taking place from 5pm-9pm the evening of the 25th, will feature ten food trucks, each of which will be hosted by a different fraternity. Out of six philanthropies, two will be chosen by Dish Dash subscribers to earn donations from the event for their respective charity. Each food truck has agreed to provide the two winning philanthropies with 20% of their revenue from the evening’s event.

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“Our mission with this event is to bring the best of LA’s food truck scene into USC’s backyard. We are strengthening the connections between USC students and their community while giving back to local downtown charities.” – Tracy Lawrence, co-owner of The Dish Dash