Just in time for the holiday gifting – and entertaining - season, the Cart For A Cause Cookbook will make its debut November 30, 2011. Featuring nearly 40 of Los Angeles’ top chefs, including established as well as rising stars, the book boasts Dana Hursey’s stunning photos of each chef and one of the signature recipes they prepared while volunteering their food, time, staff and love on the Cart For A Cause mobile food truck.
“This cookbook brings together the artistry of some of L.A.'s most celebrated chefs, who have already given so generously of their time and talent to support St. Vincent Meals on Wheels via Cart For A Cause,” commented Rick Llanos, a founding member of the St. Vincent Meals On Wheels Junior Advisory Board, adding, “Funds raised from the book sales increase the Cart's contribution and help us to reach out even further in cultivating a new generation of support for St. Vincent Meals on Wheels. This gorgeous cook-friendly cookbook also features a beautiful design by Ralph Fowler and exquisite photography by Dana Hursey, making it a perfect gift for a friend or even for yourself.”
Since its inception in 2010, the Cart, the nation’s first philanthropic food truck, has raised vital financial support for St. Vincent Meals On Wheels, the country’s largest, privately funded senior nutrition program. Funds raised by the Cart have already provided more than 12,000 meals to hungry, homebound seniors in the L.A. area. The Cart For A Cause Cookbook, presented by Cart sponsor Lexus, will extend the support of this mission, with proceeds from the book’s sales going directly to St. Vincent Meals On Wheels.