Fighting food insecurity and promoting social good with food trucks

Our Mission

We believe that healthy meals are a human right, and we're making them accessible through our restaurant group of food trucks.

Stoked food trucks operate a portion of the time in food insecure neighborhoods on a pay-what-you-can basis. We're bringing healthy meals to Chicago communities that lack access and need them the most.

35 million households in the US are classified as Asset Limited Income Constrained (ALICE)

35% of households in Illinois struggle to make ends meet

Over 1.1 million households in Illinois are ALICE households

Who We Are

Stoked was founded on the University of Chicago campus to serve local communities. Our team includes individuals with experiences spanning across food-related endeavors, community organization, branding, and business.

The team is currently participating in the University of Chicago's Social New Venture Challenge!

Dheeraj Bandaru

Katie O'Brien

Sanjeeth Rajaram

Kiara Jones

Kate Plaugher

Andy Rodriguez

Jessie Paul

Laura Clymer

Get Involved

We're always looking for new ways to partner with communities and organizations, tackle problems together, or just brainstorm ideas.

If want to get in touch with the Stoked team about any of these, or anything else, shoot us an email and we'll be in touch.

The team is currently busy preparing for our pilot, planned for May 12th. Stay tuned to learn more!