If you are a food truck operator and want to be considered for inclusion in feeding the crowds expected to descend on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Sept. 26 and 27 for the World Meeting of Families festivities and the Mass celebrated by Pope Francis, credential applications are due Wednesday, according to FoodFellas, L.L.C. FoodFellas is the exclusive provider for food-truck service management for the weekend event, expected to be attended by 1.5 million people.
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