Tako Truk’s March 6 event will help send Shelterboxes to Haiti (there will be tacos)

UPDATE: This post has been changed since it was first published. A link to a Weekly interview with Cormac Mahoney has been added.

Tako Truk updated its Web site this afternoon with details of their one-off event on Saturday, March 6.

The event, co-sponsored with Two Beers Brewing, will be from “1pmish-6pmish” somewhere in SoDo, the Truk’s site says. The Truk site advises watching their Twitter feed for more details.


They’ll be raising money to send Shelterboxes to Haiti. Shelterbox is an international disaster relief charity that “delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide,” according to the charity’s Web site. Each Shelterbox “supplies an extended family of up to 10 people with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.”

Each kits costs $1,000 and can be tracked so donors can see where it goes.

Oh, and they’ll be serving Tako Truk food, of course. Cormac Mahoney, Tako Truk’s chef extraordinaire, says they’re thinking Coco Piggy, veggie/octopus and the stew. They’ll run a scrip system: four tickets for $20. Each ticket will get you two tacos or a beer or a chance to play Bad Beer Toss. Cormac explains:

“bad beer toss”, a game popular at all two beers brewery events that involves a point system derived from how spectacularly you can get a warm can of bad beer to explode when you throw it at various sharp and pointy targets…. sounds fun, yeah?

The prize for winning Bad Beer Toss may be a Tako Truk party at your house. Maybe. Cormac says he’s still “mashing numbers on that one.”

“I’m really impressed with the Shelterbox org and want to send as many of those boxes as possible,” Cormac says in an e-mail. “They’ve been deploying to Peru to help the flood victims there as well. Our inital goal is to send 10 boxes, which would be $10,000, to help 100 people get under shelter and be able to cook and take care of themselves, relatively speaking. I think we can do it.”

If you think you’ll be coming to the event, head to Tako Truk’s Web site and click the RSVP link to e-mail them so they can get an idea of how many people might be coming.

The Weekly has the first part of an interview with Cormac online today.