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Food Truck Vendors Cook Up Funds To Help Rebuild McKinley Park

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) - A dozen Sacramento food truck vendors were cooking for a cause, serving their finest food Sunday for one of the area's most popular playgrounds.

They were cooking good food for a good cause.

"Hopefully every truck will sell out. So it will be good for everybody," a volunteer said.

SactoMoFo brought together these food trucks.

"It feels awesome to do what we can to pitch in," said one volunteer.

They are raising money to help rebuild a section of the McKinley Park wooden playground that was burned down over the summer.

"Once all the expenses are covered, anything that is incurred today is going to go to the park," said one truck owner.

But there's a lot of heart behind this too.

Joan Jordan has fond memories of her childhood in that neighborhood.

"I was raised there. I went to the library, learned how to swim there, tap dancing when I was a kid," said Jordan.

Those memories have been carried through generations.

"It's such an epic part of the community. It's at the center of what makes Sacramento so cool.

Most everyone at Sutter's Land Park Sunday has a personal connection to the McKinley Park playground.

"I learned to swim at McKinley Park pool and played at the playground there since I was in sixth grade. A lot of good memories there," said one man.

More memories will be made as plans for the new playground are in the works.

"We're already working on it. We got a committee. We picked out a designer. We're almost ready to go. We're raising money right and left," said Steve Swindle, Rebuild McKinley.

Sunday was another opportunity to add to those funds.

"My kids grew up there, and I'm here to help give back and do my part so the next generation of kids have a playground like that to play with," said Swindle.

It's a proud moment for some of McKinley Park's biggest fans.

"This is a great opportunity for us to band together to do something good for our community," said a volunteer.

Besides the food from the food trucks, there were also other local vendors and live music to help with the fundraising.

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