Charities We Love: Executives in Action and The Great Texas Food Truck Rally

Sunday afternoon marks the first Great Texas Food Truck Rally at Reverchon Park benefiting Executives in Action. We are big fans of the non-profit, started by our friends Chris and Ashlee Kleinert when they saw friend after friend lose their jobs, or charity after charity lose expertise when our country went through the difficult economic crisis a few years ago.

Many are still in it, which is why this non-profit is so impactful, actively changing lives each and every day by pairing executives from all backgrounds with non-profits that may be in need of their knowledge, skills and expertise. For instance, the organization may pair an out of work CPA with a non-profit that can’t seem to get their books in order. The executive benefits by keeping their skills sharp, making a difference by directly changing the way some companies do business, and most simply, having a reason to get up and go to work everyday. The non-profit benefits by utilizing the executives skills to their betterment. Complete win-win. A win-win that Chris and Ashlee saw the need for and made it happen.

Just like they saw the need for grilled cheese.

Let’s face it, a Ruthie’s grilled cheese sandwich from Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe may be just about the best thing in the world. I am a fan of the Italian Hippy personally, Gary more of a 4 cheese fan with bacon. But all are delicious.

So, putting our sweet Ruthie at the head of the first Great Texas Food Truck Rally just makes since for Chris and Ashlee, having it benefit Executives in Action makes it simply a delicious bonus.

The rally starts at noon on Sunday the 21st at Reverchon Park off of Turtle Creek and by the Katy Trail. Besides Ruthie’s will be there, along with 14 other tasty trucks, music from the Spazmatics and Hard Night’s Day, emceed by Craig Miller of 1310 “The Ticket” Sportsradio. Tickets are less than $12 each, benefiting EIA and are available here.

Gary and Ashlee getting a grilled cheese at Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe at Klyde Warren Park