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Manzanita Sol, a new apple soda from PepsiCo, partnered with four popular Black and Hispanic-owned food trucks this weekend in New York City, handing out free food and a bottle of the apple pop.
Honoring the contribution the local food trucks have made to their respective communities, each owner also received $10,000 from Manzanita Sol as part of PepsiCo Foundation’s commitment to invest more than $570 million over five years in Black and Hispanic-owned businesses and communities.
“New York is a place where you’ll find diverse cuisines around every corner, and food trucks are what bring that authentic taste of home paired with a refreshing Manzanita Sol to the streets of the city,” said iHeartRadio New York’s Power 105.1 radio personality Angie Martinez, who helped announce the initiative.
Island Spice Grill owners and chefs Roxanne and Demetrius Newton have been serving Jamaican and Caribbean food to the central Harlem community from their bright food truck, which is parked on the corner of 135th Street and Lenox Avenue across Harlem Hospital, since 2014.
A long line of customers waited patiently to pick up some of the free food,…