Food Truck Nights offer delectable treats in Gamber

As temperatures begin to reach their peak in the summertime, the Gamber and Community Fire Hall Company Auxiliary is offering some relief to those who don’t feel like cooking over a hot stove or grill.

For the second year in a row, Gamber is hosting Food Truck Nights on the second and fourth Thursday of each month.


The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. from June 28 to Sept. 27. The next one will be held on Thursday, July 12.

All proceeds will go to the fire company auxiliary. It’s made up of men and women who assist the fire company both socially and financially, according to the company’s website.

Five trucks — Dizzy Cow Pizzeria, Bistro Lunch Box, Mike’s Gelato, Taste of Aloha and Carnivore BBQ — were present during the first night, offering a variety of options for those to satisfy their taste buds. Beverages are sold by the auxiliary, but they only accept cash.

The unique event offers a different kind of fundraiser compared to the standard fundraisers.

“It’s just a fun thing for the community,” said Annie Reardon, who coordinated the event. “Everybody fundraises and everybody does bingo and carnivals and all those things, which we love doing here at Gamber, but we’re just trying to think outside the box a little bit.”

Last year, Gamber operated through a third-party to acquire food trucks but Reardon said they’ve cut out the middle-man to benefit both the trucks and the Auxiliary.

Depending on the crowd, they are hoping to have around five to eight trucks each night.

After a modest turnout last year, both Reardon and public information officer Clay Myers noted the increased effort to advertise the event through social media and other public platforms.

Visitors are encouraged to post pitchers of their food and drinks from the event using the hashtag, “#GamberFoodTrucks.” They’ll have the chance to be selected for a free dessert the following week.

A steady crowd flocked to the trucks on the opening night and Finksburg resident Sally Loge came just two minutes down the road to support the local businesses as well as the fire hall.

When asked if she’d attend again, there was no hesitation.

“Oh definitely, next time,” she said

It’s certainly an event Gamber hopes to continue each year.

“As long as everybody is happy with it, the trucks are happy, the people are happy and the food then yeah, we’ll keep doing it,” said Reardon.


The Fire Hall is located on 3838 Niner Road in Gamber. Admission is free and picnic table seating is available under the pavilion.