Lawrence ghost kitchen soon to add food truck to pay it forward, help entrepreneurs

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A ghost kitchen in eastern Lawrence is getting into the food truck game, and its owner wants to help others do the same.

Amber Brown launched The Commissary, 1910 Haskell Ave., No. 2, as a commercial kitchen space available to food businesses and entrepreneurs. The kitchen allows those who are starting out to cook and get their business licenses.

The business’s next venture will be Lawrence’s first pay-it-forward food truck, Brown wrote in an announcement on The Commissary’s Facebook page.

The food truck will follow a “pay what you can” concept, and pay-it-forward meals. Brown will rent it out to folks who are interested in starting a food truck business but who might not be able to purchase their own truck yet.

“We now have our vessel.. we now have money saved up to start the build and we are ready to get this project underway!” Brown wrote.

Brown wrote that she has strived to give back to this community because it has given her so much.

“From helping me as a young single mother feed my kids.. pay almost disconnected utilities.. to supporting me and helping me build my career,” she wrote. “I have built these businesses from the ground up, off of pure support and hustle.”

Mackenzie Clark (she/her), reporter/founder of The Lawrence Times, can be reached at mclark (at) lawrencekstimes (dot) com. Read more of her work for the Times here. Check out her staff bio here.

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