EAGAN, Minn. – In its first season of operation, Vikings Table significantly helped to combat food insecurity in local communities.
Since its launch in June 2019, Vikings Table has served 4,071 free meals and partnered with 19 local nonprofit organizations, including Boys & Girls Clubs and The Sanneh Foundation, to make an impact on the lives of youth and families.
Vikings Table is a custom-built food truck program serving healthy meals – along with nutrition education – to youth in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
Vikings Table has had a presence at 64 different events. Included in that number are Vikings Training Camp as well as game days throughout the season, where fans at TCO Performance Center or U.S. Bank Stadium were able to purchase items from the food truck's Minnesota-tailgate themed menu. At such events, 100-percent of the proceeds are directed back to the truck's mission.
To increase its mission work, Vikings Table is available for catering events with proceeds supporting the Vikings Table program.
Vikings running back Dalvin "The Chef" Cook has aligned himself closely with Vikings Table since its inception. Throughout the season, he made appearances at food truck distributions and spent time connecting with community members.
custom-designed clothing items to raise awareness and funds for Vikings Table, and during the Lions game in Week 14 presented a check for $10,000 to the Minnesota Vikings Foundation.
Earlier this month, Cook appeared with Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf on the Rachael Ray Show, during which he shared about Vikings Table and his passion for combatting food insecurity with the celebrity chef.
Vikings Table is currently preparing for a busy year of serving youth in the community and will be back to its regular schedule of serving and selling food in April.
To learn more follow @vikingstable or click here for private catering inquiries.