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Some Food Trucks Call it Quits During the Shutdown

Missy Frederick is the Cities Director for Eater.

SHUTDOWN WOES— Young & Hungry takes a look at those food trucks that have temporarily halted business during the government shutdown. Among them: Sweetbites and the Porc Mobile. Food Truck Association spokesman Che Ruddell-Tabisola tells the publication that sales at many trucks are down as much as 40 percent. [WCP]

EVENTS— Today's Truckeroo is going to raise money for the families of the Navy Yard shooting. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Half Street Fairgrounds. The Food Truck Association is also hosting a party called RED TAPE at 906 H St. NE on Saturday night for $10 to demonstrate support for the proposed "Temporary Business Entrepreneurship Act of 2012," which helps new businesses get started more quickly. [EaterWire]

NEW TRUCKS— PhoWheels Tweets that a new truck will offer arepas and other Venezuelan dishes soon. Looks like the truck will be called Arepa Zone. [Twitter]

THE SHUTTERCheesequake and District Foodies are both going out of business by the end of the month, according to Food Truck Fiesta. [FTF]

[Photo: Sweetbites]