|Gino Cortes mixes chicken broth in his food truck.|
(Sunbury Daily Item photo by Emma Ginader)
Some food truck operators are venturing into rural areas, especially to cater to their growing Hispanic populations. That's the case with El Encanto, a food truck that specializes in Latinx regional cuisines in nearby Penn Township. Maria Lorenzo, who owns and operates the truck with her husband Gino Cortes, told Ginader, "A lot of people have to travel hours away to find Hispanic cuisine. It will be nice to have something closer to home for them." She said two other reasons for the lack of rural food trucks might be that it's hard for rural food trucks to find a permanent location and that some communities are not very welcoming.