Laurel School District adds mobile “Lunch Box”

LAUREL, Del. – The Laurel School District can now bring meals directly to students thanks to a new mobile meal delivery truck.

The district got the truck this week and they’re calling it the “Laurel Lunch Box”. While they’ve already had feeding sites, this is the district’s first and only mobile feeding operation. Officials say it’s been in the works for about ten months but it’s arrival conveniently lined up with the pandemic. School officials say they’ll be able to reach even more students this way.

“The outreach feeding programs are very critical, especially right now. A number of people who were possibly in great jobs that they thought were very secure may have lost those positions. And this extra bit of help that we can provide especially for the children during this time is well needed,” says Julie Gibbons, the director of school nutrition for the Laurel School District.

The truck was purchased through school nutrition funds. Gibbons says they hope to have the truck driving around starting June 1st once they get permits and put some other logistics in place.

Click here for more information on the district’s nutrition services.

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