GoFundMe campaign aims to get Borough Bites back on the road

  • Malcolm Graham serves doughnuts out of a 1979 pop-up trailer called Borough Bites during The Thing In The Spring last year. Staff Photo by Ben Conant

  • A 1979 pop-up trailer called Borough Bites serves donuts during The Thing In The Spring on Friday, June 6, 2018.  Staff Photo by Ben Conant

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 6/3/2019 9:23:00 PM

The family that runs Peterborough’s only food truck business is hoping to be outfitted with a new trailer next month that will get them back on the road selling their fresh, hot, mini doughnuts.

Borough Bites has been running a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to get them back on the road. The family-owned business consists of husband and wife Jim and Kim Graham and their children Malcolm, 15, and Lauren, 11.

The Grahams started the food truck last spring as a way to teach their children about business as well as have fun and travel around the state.

“It’s such a joyous food and I think that’s why we like doing it,” Kim Graham said. “It’s happy food and our kids are learning about business as we go, which is great.”

“We had purchased a vintage trailer last year,” she said. “It was outfitted with the basics but as we went through the summer we were finding it increasingly difficult to go to certain towns or be in compliance with state regulations so we decided in the fall to sell the camper and buy something new.”

The new trailer would meet regulations state-wide, she said.

Graham said the family plans to continue fundraising online for the next few weeks and are accepting donations at any level, but will end the campaign in a few weeks and finance the rest of the costs in order to be up and running in July.

The new trailer is expected to cost about $10,000 and would be larger so they can add equipment to make gluten-free doughnuts as well.

“We have the equipment, we just need something to house it in,” Graham said.

And because the new trailer will be insulated and heated, the Grahams will be able to sell into the winter.

“Maybe do some tree lighting ceremonies and do some winter activities and be ready to go next summer,” she said.

You can donate online at www.gofundme.com/freshdonutsforyou.

“What we’re suggesting is that anyone can donate any amount that they want but we do have a special incentive that if you donate $50 you will get a punch card for 10 free bags of eight doughnuts so it’s basically you’re paying in advance for your doughnuts,” Graham said. “So you are donating to help us get the funds in advance but you’re getting something back. ... You’re getting the warm fuzzies and you’re getting doughnuts.”


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