OAKLAND (BCN) – Four black chefs, including three who were previously incarcerated, launched their food truck business with free food and music in West Oakland on Friday morning.
Soul on a Roll was launched on Seventh and Campbell streets by chefs Sarah Germany, Keshia Evans, Howard Harrison and GaQuayla LeGrone.
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Evans, Harrison, and LeGrone have been in jail before, but with help from the non-profit Oakland and the World Enterprises (OAW), they will co-operate and own the food truck with Germany.
Part of the money to start the business came from Oakland Athletics, which could build a new baseball stadium near Jack London Square.
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Music for the Friday morning launch was provided by the West Coast Blues Society.
The OAW plans to begin in November on Seventh and Campbell Streets in a 100% affordable housing complex.
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