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Michelle Wu Serves at Bon Me in Support of Small Businesses

Released on: August 05, 2021

Boston, MA—  Michelle Wu, who originally helped bring food trucks to Boston when she worked in the Menino administration, worked a lunch shift in the Bon Me truck at Dewey Square to urge support for Boston’s small businesses throughout the pandemic and recovery. 

Michelle helped bring food trucks to Boston in 2010 when she served as a Policy Fellow in Mayor Menino’s office and launched Boston’s food truck challenge. Now she is calling for greater investments and supports in food businesses, including more opportunities for food trucks to serve at farmers markets and other venues, and transforming our food purchasing through the City of Boston and through anchor institutions such as hospitals and universities, investing in small food businesses. 

“Ali and I met Michelle when she was working for Mayor Menino on starting the city of Boston's food truck challenge. We wouldn't have started our business without the opportunity she created. Michelle has been a strong supporter of local business for as long as we have been in business, and we would be excited to have her continue that work as mayor,” said Bon Me co-founder Patrick Lynch.

“I was so excited to join Patrick, Ali and the Bon Me family to serve customers today and call for investments in our small businesses and food industry that have been so hard hit by this pandemic. Our city thrives when we break down barriers and red tape, invest in our small businesses, and bring good jobs to Boston. City Hall needs to create opportunities so that many more businesses can grow from a great idea to a successful business like Bon Me did,” said Michelle Wu.

Before she ran for City Council, Michelle Wu opened a small tea shop to help support her family through a crisis, and became frustrated by the red tape she encountered. This led her to run for office to fight for other families in situations like hers.