"It's either sink or swim," he said. "Basically, I don't want to be in debt."
Part of the idea behind the crowdfunding campaign is to give residents a sense of ownership and pride that they contributed to something new in the city, Canterbury said.
I'd like the community to be part of it," he said. "People can say, 'I helped build that.'"
The name for the truck comes from the spork utensil. Not surprisingly, everything Canterbury will make at the truck can be eaten with a spork or bare hands.
"It's something great and something primal," he said.
All the vegetables Canterbury uses come from Capitol Market, and he's working to start serving locally-raised meats as well.
For now, though, Canterbury has set up camp outside Moxxee from about noon until 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays. On Saturdays, he sets up at the East End Bazaar.
To find out more about Spork Truck and when Canterbury sets up shop, visit the Spork:Truck Facebook page or follow on Twitter @sporktruck.
The truck's Indiegogo page can be found at: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/spork-a-mobile-food-truck-for-charleston.
Contact writer Matt Murphy at Matt.Mur...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4817. Follow him on Twitter at @DMCityCounty.