Sulphur Springs ISD High School students will have more lunch choices Friday September 7th, 2018. For one day only, local food trucks will park at the high school and serve ‘student meals’. This treat was initiated by the SSHS Student Council. Student council president Alexis Lopez, council members, and Sponsor Alyssa Butler are in charge of the event.
For those students who choose not to visit the trucks, the school lunch program will run as usual.
KSST spoke with Assistant Superintendent Josh Williams who completed research to make sure that food trucks were allowed on campus, and that the trucks themselves are safe. “We want to make sure the food is wholesome, and fun.” “We are hoping food truck visits will add to the excitement of game day, and make school more exciting for all of our 1300 students.” Williams hinted that more food truck visits may be in the works.
Jennifer Graham, Administrative Assistant in Community Development for the City of Sulphur Springs provided a list of the food trucks currently permitted by the City. The list includes: Slaughter’s BBQ Oasis, Tito’s Ricos Tacos, Asian Food To Go, La Vaquera, La Dona, Tiki Thyme, and Fireside BBQ.
The SSISD district food service director agreed to the event. District food service revenue will probably take a slight hit due to the event. For those students who choose not to visit the trucks, the school lunch program will run as usual.
Four of the six trucks invited to the event have committed as of Friday August 31st. Invitations started with food trucks that have an operating permit for Sulphur Springs. Student Council contacted the city for a list of those licensed. A total of 7 trucks were invited.
Trucks will set up in the student parking lot. The event will be closed to public. Student safety is top priority according to Principal Derek Driver.
KSST was able to contact a few of the food trucks. As of Friday, here are some of the planned menu offerings.
Tito’s Ricos Tacos – Tacos, tortas and burritos
Asian Express To Go – Sweet and Sour Chicken, Sesame Chicken, General Tso Chicken
La Doña Cocina Móvil – authentic mexican food
Tiki Thyme – Pulled pork sandwich, smoked sausage dog, sausage on a stick, bbq chicken legs, mac/cheese, and brownies for dessert.