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Dishability serves food and life skills to adults with disabilities in Butte

BUTTE – The Dishability truck is getting ready to roll again this summer with food prepared by their special customers and a program to prove that having a disability doesn’t mean you’re disabled.

“Oh, I love working here. We have great people to work with, it’s a fun team. I enjoy working with everyone here,” said Dishability customer Todd Ryan.

The Developmental Disabilities Council operates a food truck to teach adults with disabilities skills to help them live independently.

“They learn to cook, they learn to clean up, they learn life skills so they can be part of the community,” said Executive Director Holli Bennett.

This also includes learning to prepare meals that they will eventually sell from the food truck at various events this summer.

“From start to finish, they do the entire meal, so they prep everything, they chop everything, they sauté and season, they put it in the oven and go out for service,” said Dishability coordinator Kyleen Voller.

They have about 40 customers, and many say they really like the program.

“I really like it here and it’s like a second home,” says customer Heather Raymond.

Some clients are looking forward to putting what they’ve learned into a real job.

“They’re helping me with food and they’re talking about helping me get into the restaurant business in a few months,” Ryan said.

The truck will serve lunch at Montana Tech on July 11.