The New Orleans Food Truck Coalition (NOFTC) supports the growth and success of food trucks and other mobile vendors in New Orleans. Founded by food truck owners, our group is a diverse collection of vendors, consumers, restauranteurs, community activists, neighborhood organizations, and more.
The primary goals of NOFTC are as follows:
1. Reform: to change the current legislation affecting mobile food vendors in New Orleans to become less restrictive and more supportive of the responsible operation of food trucks in the community.
2. Awareness: to increase public awareness of the growing food truck scene here in New Orleans and across the nation.
3. Education: to educate the community on the numerous ways that food trucks benefit our neighborhoods and the local economy.
We want more food trucks in New Orleans! But that won't happen with current city laws. The codes governing are out-dated and overly restrictive. Let's agree to change the laws, so that they encourage new business, benefit neighborhoods, and build the strength of our city's restaurant industry.
Food trucks are an important source of economic opportunity for entrepreneurs of all types. They can also enhance the culinary culture of our city, enliven streets, and provide food options in underserved areas---if we let them. Currently, the out-of-date, poorly understood, and restrictive laws regulating food trucks prevent the practice from growing.
Join us in our effort to create a broad community coalition in support of reform. Not only are we working to improve unjust and inefficient laws, but we are sharing what we learn about advocating for change along the way. It is our hope that we can create a valuable resource for future efforts to make New Orleans a better place.