LA food truck would be 1st in country for disabled workers

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Saturday, June 18, 2016
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A Los Angeles nonprofit is raising funds to convert a school bus into the first food truck to be fully handicapped accessible for workers.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A Los Angeles nonprofit foundation is converting a school bus into a first-of-its kind food truck that will be fully accessible for disabled workers.

Rosie's Foundation provides job training for adults with autism and physical challenges.

The foundation is converting a school bus into a food truck whose interior will provide accommodations for people in wheelchairs and those facing other physical challenges.

The group said the bus will become the first food truck in the country that is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

"If you can get on that bus you can work," said Lee Chernotsky, founder of Rosie's Foundation. "That's the way we see it."

The foundation has been running a hot dog stand at the La Cienega farmer's market on Thursdays to help raise funds for the project and other programs.

It has also established a fundraising page asking the public to help out with donations, with a goal of raising $75,000.

Once finished, the plan is to park the food truck at the farmer's market, but also take it to other neighborhoods.