The FMS Student Nutrition Department is always busy. Well, add this: they bought a food truck. The purchase is the result of a 50 thousand dollars “No Kid Hungry Grant,” available to programs that want to maximize child nutrition and ensure children and families have access to healthy meals. The Student Nutrition Department applied for the grant in November of 2020 intending to serve, primarily, the students at Rocinante High School.
“We have been wanting to elevate our service to the students at Rocinante High School. We want to give them a different service, hot meals, and more variety. Our department is constantly looking at where are the areas where we can grow and how to do things better for our students,” said Kelli Stradling, K12 by Elior Food Service Director.
“We are excited that our students will have additional options for lunch. Our students have been advocating for a food truck to be on our campus and initially wanted our students to help run the food truck,” Peter Deswood III, Principal of Rocinante High School.
Services will also be extended for the students of San Juan College High School, and parents and the community will also enjoy meals from the food truck during FMS sporting events and special functions.
The new acquisition, which will be operated by two staff members, will be fully equipped with an oven, freezer, and other components needed to make delicious food for students.
Be on the lookout for an official unveiling in a few weeks, and to see the food truck up and running in January of 2022.
Stay tuned for photos, more information and, possibly, a contest to name our new vehicle.