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We need $32,000 more to turn our 28ft. trailer into a mobile farmer's market.
Shaun Lee
San Antonio, Texas
United States
11 Team Members
This campaign is raising funds on behalf of Sa Christian Hope Resource Center Inc, a verified nonprofit. The campaign does not necessarily reflect the views of the nonprofit or have any formal association with it. All contributions are considered unrestricted gifts and can't be specified for any particular purpose.

Short Summary

How many times have you wanted to go to a Farmer’s market only to miss the short window of time they are actually open? Even worse, what if the one good farmer’s market in town is 30 miles away and only open for 3 hours a week? Truckin’ Tomato aims to solve both of those problems by taking the farmer’s market directly to the customers. We will sell locally grown produce, food products, and merchandise on a trailer transformed into a mobile market that is parked on the campuses of businesses, large parks, apartment complexes and special events in San Antonio and the surrounding area. Our aim is to bring the highest quality farmer’s market selections to the places people already congregate. Additionally, the profits generated will help provide meals and supportive services for families experiencing food insecurity in San Antonio. To make this dream a reality we need help raising money to outfit the trailer! The total amount to outfit the trailer is 40K, but an earlier campaign that we cut short to run this one quickly raised $8000!  Big thanks to all the contributors!

What We Need & What You Get

We have purchased the 28 ft. cargo trailer.  Via in San Antonio has donated us a propane powered tow truck to pull it.  Now we need to raise the remaining $32,000 to turn it into a mobile farmers market!   The funds raised will allow us to outfit the trailer with the following details:

  • Install refrigerated display case for pershiable foods
  • Install 3 sink compartment and juice bar
  • Shelving needed to display produce
  • air conditioning unit
  • refrigerator for prepared meals, meat and dairy for sale
  • lighting on inside and outside of trailer
  • wrap the trailer with custom Truckin Tomato graphics
  • shade awning
  • Generator to power the mobile market
  • and more!

We have created five great perks for different donor levels.  The perks include Truckin' Tomato merchandise such as resuable bags and t-shirts, coupons to shop at the mobile market, donor recognition on the trailer and more.  Please browse the perks on the right!

The Impact

Truckin' Tomato isn't just an innovative concept to make locally grown produce more accessible in San Antonio. Its also a social enterprise, driving revenue to The Christian Hope Resource Center (CHRC).  In fact, CHRC provides food and other social services to 2,500 households every month!   The majority of the profits from Truckin' Tomato go directly to CHRC.  We like to say that when you shop at Truckin' Tomato you will eat well and do good at the same time.  Fortune 500 companies in San Antonio have already committed to allowing Truckin' Tomato to come to their campuses when its ready to launch.  We are confident that we can drive meaninful revenue to CHRC through this partnership if we can secure the funds needed for this last piece of our startup expenses. 

Additionally, Truckin' Tomato will also create job training opportunities for residents of Haven for Hope.  From the farm to the point of sale, we will create meaningful job training opportunities for people seeking to gain new job skills that will help them to overcome homelessness.  We are creating partnerships with local grocers to hire the job training participans once their training is complete.  We like to say that we will be doing good all through the supply chain!

Note:  Even though it states that the gift is unrestricted, all funds raised on this campaign go directly to funding the outfitting of the trailer.

Other Ways You Can Help

Even if you can't contribute, you can still help by telling your friends about our campaign.  Please consider sharing on Facebook, Twitter, email or just talking around the water cooler.  We greatly appreciate your support!

Shaun Lee, Owner and CEO- Truckin' Tomato

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This campaign ended on November 13, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $25USD
    Reusable Bag

    Get a Truckin' Tomato reusable bag with your $25 contribution!

    2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $100USD
    $10 Coupon

    When you make a $100 contribution, we will send you a $10 coupon to be used on our website or mobile market.

    2 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $250USD
    Weekly produce box for a Month

    If you give $250, we will give you a seasonal box of produce for 4 straight weeks! You will receive a variety of in-season fruits and veggies that can be picked up from the trailer.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $500USD
    Go Texan!

    When you make a donation of $500, we will send you a basket containing a Truckin Tomato T-shirt, reusable bag, and our favorite non-perishable Texas food items.

    4 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Name on Mobile Market

    When you make a $1000 contribution, we will put your name on the exterior of the mobile market.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $1,500USD
    Juice named after you

    Give 1500 and we will put your name on the trailer and name a juice on the menu after you from our Juice bar!

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $2,000USD
    Tells us where to go!

    When you contribute $2000, we will set up shop in your neighborhood of choice, selling everythign we have at cost for 4 hours. A great way to bring produce to urban food deserts!

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $2,500USD
    Business Name on Trailer

    Give $2500 and we will put the name of your business on our trailer!

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
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