Butte’s Dish-Ability program has been helping people with disabilities learn cooking skills and so much more.
"What do I enjoy most? There’s smiling faces, that’s number one. It gives them a lot of confidence also giving them some autonomy to do things on their own,” said instructor Courtney Nucito.
The clients learn to prepare food in the Silver Bow Developmental Disabilities Council kitchen and then sell it in the Dish- Ability food truck. They sell all kinds of food.
“Pretzels, burgers and hot dogs,” said Dish-Ability client Destiny Rogers.
But the old food truck is in need of repairs.
“And we don’t want to see it go away. Through this winter we plan to rehab it a little bit, get it running so next summer so it can stay afloat,” said Silver Bow Developmental Disabilities Council Director Todd Hoar.
The truck needs work on its transmission to keep it running. The vehicle was once used as an old milk delivery truck.
“This is a Butte truck, it’s stayed here it’s whole life so it’s kind of cool that we’re keeping it going,” said Hoar.
The food truck’s been very popular in the three years it’s been operating in Butte and people have been eager and generous to help out.
“We’ve gotten phone calls today about people who have used transmissions that feel could be used in this truck that they’re going to donate. We’re getting cash donations,” said Hoar.
People can donate at the Dish-Ability Facebook page fundraiser.