A food truck will soon be part of the lunch time choices for students at Columbia high schools.
The district says the truck will bring more food options and help with overcrowded lunch rooms at its high schools. The district ordered the truck on Monday.
Laina Fullum is the nutrition services director for the district. She says the pork and chicken offered on the truck will meet U.S. Department of Agriculture standards for school lunches and will be available for the free or reduced-lunch program.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the truck will cost the district about $30,000. The truck will visit Hickman and Rock Bridge twice a week, and Battle once a week.
The district also is offering a special line of foods at its schools for children who suffer from allergies.