Sacramento, CA – Nearly twenty Sacramento area mobile food vendors have joined together to form the California Mobile Food Association (CalMFA). It is a non-profit organization, aimed at creating a supportive ecosystem for local mobile food businesses, driving awareness for local communities/charities & representing the voice of local mobile food operators within Sacramento’s business community.
“Our goal is to work in cooperation with the communities that we live and serve in,” says Chris Jarosz, President.CalMFA is comprised of nearly 20 different mobile food vendors, all from the Sacramento area and surrounding areas. The association is comprised of mostly food trucks, but has grown to incorporate other “out of the box” mobile concepts including a trailer-based wood fired pizza oven, a tricycle based ice cream brand & even a mobile boutique.
The association has created a “community atmosphere” amongst the mobile vendors, empowering the businesses to educate each other and work as a team. CalMFA is active in our local communities, having planned and executed numerous fundraising events for various non-profits, schools and other local organizations.
“We help the organizations to attract people to enjoy a fun, family oriented event with a selection of great food from a variety of mobile vendors. A portion of our sales is then given back to the organization. It’s a win-win for everyone,” says Jarosz.
CalMFA also serves as a means by which local business owners can collectively foster healthy relationships with local government and fellow businesses.
“CalMFA has worked closely with local city officials, the California Restaurant Association, and local restaurateurs to form more mutually beneficial regulations for the City of Sacramento, “ says Nicki Smith, Secretary.
Lastly, CalMFA is currently planning small and large-scale events, all over Sacramento and its surrounding areas. The organization is highly active on social media, and for event and promotional purposes, operates under the brand- FoodMob.
The organization is steadily growing, as more vendors join from all over California. The current membership of the California Mobile Food Association includes: