Food Truck Ministry
Our mission : To demonstrate God's love by alleviating suffering in America and around the world.
Our Purpose: to provide a box of food items or supplies to encourage needy families who have survived natural or personal disaster.
Why: to help meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of families, seniors and young people in our community. Those receiving these boxes realize they were prepared and given by others who care.
Who do we help: For people in need; we provide words of encouragement and some type of Christian literature to: shut-ins, unemployed, homeless, disabled, single parent families, people on Indian reservations.
How We Started
Many of you have asked how we began our work. I first felt God's calling to be an Emergency & Disaster Relief Consultant during a missionary conference at my local church when I was 12 years old. My dream was to become a pilot and to fly medical supplies, food, clergy, doctors/nurses, and Christian literature to different parts of the world. To realize my dream, I learned how to fly in Alaska during the summers of my high school and college years. A massive earthquake struck outside of Anchorage on Good Friday, 1964. That summer, I saw the devastation first hand. It was my first exposure to a natural disaster, and I volunteered to help with the clean up and rebuilding.
This event opened the door to my vocation and passion for helping those affected by disasters. In 1979, Mission Air Service was formally incorporated to respond to emergency and disaster relief overseas. Over the next decade, I flew various aircraft, including DC-3's, C-130's and 747's, filled with supplies and personnel to stricken areas around the world.
By 1992, with so many disasters occurring on the home front, our focus expanded to helping victims locally and nationally - the Food Truck Ministry was born. It also became apparent to us that there was a severe shortage of food for ministries helping the hungry here in San Diego County, as well as on the Navajo Reservations in Arizona and New Mexico, and local military families in need. We purchased a semi tractor trailer and food growers/manufacturers throughout California began donating fruits, vegetables, canned goods, blankets, medical supplies, personal care items, assorted paper products, etc. as available. These much needed and appreciated items are distributed on a regular basis to those in need, including survivors of Hurricane Katrina and the Firestorm of 2003 and 2007.
How You Can Help
- Purchase food to pack a box on your own.
- We can provide standard items to include.
- Donate money and we will purchase the food.
- We buy bulk at wholesale prices; this is very cost efficient.
- $20 wholesale fill a box costing $30 at grocery store prices.
- Join us for food packing parties
Contact: Aubrey Huskey at 619-463-6125 or 619-851-8186 (cell)