Tacofest coming to Salt Lake City to benefit Meals on Wheels

Monday , July 31, 2017 - 5:00 AM

TIM VANDENACK, Standard-Examiner Staff

SALT LAKE CITY — Want a taco or two or three? Or more?

Twelve vendors of the Mexican staple converge on Salt Lake City on Friday, Aug. 5, for Tacofest, a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels. You’re bound to find something that suits your tastes — organizer Marcelo Bayon says the vendors taking part offer tacos in a range of styles, reflecting tastes from the Mexican states of Sonora and Sinaloa, and from Texas and Korea, among other places. There will be fish, shrimp, veggie tacos and more.

“Eat a taco for charity,” said Bayon, who’s from Layton. He was inspired to organize the event, he said, on learning that funding for the Meals on Wheels program, which provides food to homebound seniors, was to be cut.

The event — featuring about a dozen vendors from the Ogden, Provo and Salt Lake City areas, as well as entertainment — will be held at the Mexican Civic Center in Salt Lake City, 155 S. 600 West, and runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Entry is $5, with a portion of proceeds generated to go to Meals on Wheels, while the vendors will charge their own fees for food.

Contact reporter Tim Vandenack at tvandenack@standard.net, follow him on Twitter at @timvandenack or like him on Facebook at Facebook.com/timvandenackreporter.

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