Foster, Pike & Associates second food truck event to aid Wish for our Heroes


By Anna Skinner

Foster, Pike & Associates will host its food truck event again this year to raise money for veterans through Wish for our Heroes.

Jimmy Pike and Joyce Foster of Foster, Pike & Associates at last year’s food truck event. (Submitted photo)
Jimmy Pike and Joyce Foster of Foster, Pike & Associates at last year’s food truck event. (Submitted photo)

Last year, the company held the inaugural event and raised approximately $1,200 for the Wounded Warrior Project. However, this year the company wanted to raise money for a more local organization.

“We really want to promote that we want to give back to our veterans and this is a family friendly event,” Marketing Manager with Foster, Pike & Associates Sarah Shonk said. “The community is welcome to attend. The more the merrier, and there will be plenty of opportunities to give back.”

Huge Impact will have a food truck, selling Americana dishes such as hamburgers, Philly cheesesteaks and more. The first 60 guests will get their meal for $5, which Huge Impact will donate to the Wish for our Heroes fund.

There will be live music and various other activities, including a dunk tank and a paintball  game. Tickets for the separate activities are $1, and corn hole is free.

“Part of what we with for our marketing budget is, we try to do events that are fun for our clientele but also gives back to the community,” Shonk said. “This is how we choose to do our marketing. We chose Wish for our Heroes because it is a local organization and a lot of volunteers work for them. Only 4 percent of dollars they get goes toward administration costs and everything else goes to families, so we are really happy with that.”

Wish for our Heroes provide resources to those on active duty to make their deployment a little easier and take some of the stress off their families. Foster, Pike & Associates hopes to raise $2,000. The event will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at Foster, Pike & Associates, 10333 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis.

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