Start an Association

The National Food Truck Association is launching a national initiative to support existing food truck associations and help in the formation of new associations. We will support your efforts to start a regional association by providing model bylaws and assistance with your 501(c)6 paperwork. We will also help with advocacy and fundraising strategies.

Food Truck advocacy can be a frustrating endeavor.  Old regulations, no regulations or over burdensome regulations create a regulatory patchwork that makes you want to pull your hair out.   Advocacy starts with understanding and education.  In order to address regulatory issues you must first understand the regulations in place.  However, understanding the regulations does not guarantee that an operator or an association will be able to make positive changes in the industry’s favor.

The National Food Truck Association will help you assess and address your current regulatory hurdles.  Using the knowledge learned from multiple regional associations, our goal is to provide you with solid information that can help you create an advantageous regulatory environment for your local mobile vendors.

Our inaugural board of directors consist of eight regional Association representatives.  Matt Geller from the SoCal Mobile Food Vendors Association, David Weber from the NYC Food Truck Association, Doug Povich from the District Maryland Virginia Food Truck Association, John C. Levy from the Minnesota Food Truck Association, John Hepner from the New Jersey Food Truck Association and  Willy Dely from the Maryland Mobile Food Vendors Association. Together the board has years of experience dealing with mobile vending issues.

There is no fee to join the National Food Truck Association and we may even come out and meet with you once your association is up and running.

Showing 28 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • commented 2017-09-21 10:21:12 -0700
    Specialty Insurance Agency offers the Vendors of the U.S. association policy. We provide general liability insurance to vendors throughout the United States at an affordable premium cost! Please check us out at
  • commented 2017-08-31 19:52:49 -0700
    I would like information on starting an association in CT.
  • commented 2017-08-29 18:47:56 -0700
    I am wishing to start up an association in the Spokane Wa area. I would like to receive information about setting up By-Laws, Code of Conduct, and Code of Ethics, please.
  • commented 2017-08-26 21:17:30 -0700
    would like info packet on starting an association covering Southeastern Pennsylvania-
    I would address numerous issues concerning the counties varied rule and reg, and fees to streamline, Phila. is located within this area , but not getting support in outside counties, also I would take the promotors out of the High Fee game by organizing a union of truckers in which , no one takes a spot at fees that are deemed risky or preditory
  • commented 2017-08-07 16:05:30 -0700
    I would like information on starting an association South of Boston. Thank you!
  • commented 2017-07-18 10:00:19 -0700
    I’m starting an association in Corpus Christi, Tx and would like information about setting up ByLaws, Code of Conduct, and Code of Ethics
  • commented 2017-07-10 13:40:02 -0700
    Looking to start an association in Ct(or maybe New England).
  • commented 2017-06-21 05:39:58 -0700
    I would like to start an association in Louisville , KY. Can I please have info
  • commented 2016-12-08 16:38:16 -0800
    Hello…I am interested in starting an association or becoming an advocate.
  • commented 2016-12-01 14:24:30 -0800
    I am interested in starting a association in Buffalo Ny
  • commented 2016-11-11 08:56:50 -0800
    I am starting my food truck venture from the bottom up.. and I would love to start an association here in Jackson Ms.. what are the steps to doing so?
  • commented 2016-11-01 08:18:40 -0700
    Interested in starting in Williamsport PA, First Meeting tomorrow 11/2/16
  • commented 2016-10-21 17:03:05 -0700
    I’m interested in information on how to start an Association in my area Birmingham, Alabama. Please send or direct me on where to get more information.

  • followed this page 2016-10-07 10:42:31 -0700
  • followed this page 2016-06-26 08:22:00 -0700
  • commented 2016-06-03 07:54:05 -0700
    I would love to get a Mobile Food Association started here in San Angelo, Texas and the Concho Valley. Please send me more information.
  • commented 2016-03-28 14:57:39 -0700
    A half dozen MFUs have just started a small group in Yavapai County (Prescott), AZ. The Maricopa County (Phoenix) area has many more food trailers. The regulations vary from county to county making it very hard for MFUs to operate. I would like to see an AZ Regional group so the laws can be unified, especially regarding Class levels and commissary requirements. Our Yavapai group is interested in getting the ball rolling with your association.
  • commented 2016-03-13 15:45:34 -0700
    I would Love to start a association in Northern Nevada “Reno” we have approx. 40 Plus trucks and are battling new laws.
  • commented 2016-02-01 09:38:04 -0800
    Hi, I’m interested in starting on in Bloomington, IN. Would appreciate the information that you can provide, thanks!
  • commented 2016-02-01 08:19:43 -0800
    Established FTA in St. Louis We would like to join the National Association. Thanks Jeff Pupillo
  • commented 2015-11-20 16:50:10 -0800
    Interested in obtaining information with regards to starting an association
  • commented 2015-11-14 20:10:11 -0800

    RDU Mobile Food Truck Association
    Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC
  • commented 2015-10-29 13:14:18 -0700
    Very interested in obtaining an application to start an association in our area. Please message my fbook.
  • commented 2015-10-20 10:43:37 -0700
    Could I get some more information on joining the association. We are trying to get one together in Wichita, KS. Thanks!
  • followed this page 2015-06-18 19:17:45 -0700
  • commented 2015-06-06 20:16:50 -0700
    I would like to hear back from someone about starting a food truck association in my area. Thanks
  • commented 2014-10-01 14:29:35 -0700
    This is great! I would love to start an association in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Can someone contact me regarding this?
  • followed this page 2014-10-01 13:24:31 -0700
join Volunteer