DCSS announces new food trucks for after-school meals
(ALBANY, Ga)- The Dougherty County School System Board of Education is making moves towards fighting food insecurity within the district.
The board announced the acquisition of two food trucks to help with feeding students in after-school programs, at Wednesday morning’s meeting.
“It’s academically based. So those schools who have academically based, after school programs are provided a hot dinner meal for their students,” says Dougherty County Superintendent, Kenneth Dyer.
The trucks will be used to serve hot meals to students in schools which don’t have the necessary facilities to serve hot food.
But they’re still making sure that food insecurity isn’t a problem for Dougherty County students.
Superintendent Dyer says, “Food insecurity is a major issue in our service area, we recognize that. That’s why we provide free breakfast, provide free lunch, and now provide a free dinner meal to students. These trucks are vitally important to meeting the demand of a hot meal…”
The trucks will be put to use, even after the schools let out for the Summer.
“In addition to the school year, these trucks will also be used by our Summer Feeding Program. As you know, we also provide those lunches to anyone under the age of 18 in the Summer,” says Dyer.
The trucks will be funded by the school system’s nutrition department.