Lawrence Public Schools will be the beneficiary of a new culinary festival planned for this fall, festival organizer Julia Ireland announced Thursday.
Ireland, owner of Torched Goodness — one of Lawrence's seven food trucks — established the festival as a bookend to food truck season. It will be held Oct. 23 in the 700 block of Vermont Street.
Part of the festival's proceeds will go to Lawrence Public Schools for the Farm to School Program, Ireland said. As part of the program, initiated in 2014, student work in school gardens is coordinated with health, science and nutrition curriculum in classrooms.
"We believe that children should know where their food comes from and learn how to make healthy choices," Ireland said.
Earlier this month, another Lawrence food festival, the Kansas Food Truck Festival, raised $41,000 for Douglas County food bank Just Food.