Like many large companies, they find ways to give back to the communities both in commercial and philanthropic ways. FedEx is doing it again for the third year now with their “Think Bigger: FedEx Small Business Grant Contest.”

Nearly 2,000 businesses have applied to win grants.  Many types of business applied:  Food & beverage (our favorite!), e-commerce, manufacturing, entertainment and more.  Among the businesses are several food trucks and a cart.  Of course that excites us!

We encourage you to vote for your fellow food truck business owners.  You can vote once daily.  Here’s a list of them with links to their voting pages.

The cart:

Tropical Ice – Tampa, FL

The trucks:

Dia do los Tacos – Marquette, MI

Popped! Republic – Alexandria, VA

Let’m Eat Brats – Wichita, KS

Jersey’s Best Hotdogs – Greensboro, NC

Chez Moi Bakery – Durham, NC

The Big Easy – Anderson, IN

Sloppy Seconds – El Paso, TX

Off the Grill – El Paso, TX

Important dates:

Feb. 13 – Mar. 17: All entrants will promote their campaign to their social media networks.  Right now…

Mar. 31:  The final 100 are announced.

Apr. 21:  Winners announced.

The prizes:

  • One (1) Grand Prize grant of $25,000
  • One (1) $10,000 grant
  • Eight (8) $5,000 grants

In the words of Al Capone, “Vote early and vote often!”  Good luck to all of the businesses that have entered – especially the food trucks!