What’s to eat? Here’s what the Lowcountry Cruzer food truck is serving up
When a child in the Beaufort County School District goes to the cafeteria for lunch and doesn’t have the funds in their account to pay, it doesn’t mean they don’t get a lunch.
The student’s account goes into negative balance but they go back to class with a full stomach, according to spokesperson for the Beaufort County School District Jim Foster.
This year, Beaufort County students are ending the year with $14,173 in negative meal balances.
One food truck is trying to help relieve that.
The Sodexo “Lowcountry Cruzer” food truck will be parked at Hilton Head’s Shelter Cove Community Park on Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. to serve lunch and dinner, according to a post from Hilton Head Elementary School.
The proceeds from those sales will go toward eliminating negative lunch account balances for students, Foster confirmed. The district’s negative meal balances do not include students who register for the free and reduced lunch program, he said.
Sodexo is the registered food services provider for the Beaufort County School District, according to the district website.
Asked whether the food truck will make up all the negative meal balances in the district, Foster said he was told by a Sodexo employee that they “hope to take a big bite out of it.”
If you go
The truck will be at the festival and serving the following menu for $6:
- Roasted wings with barbecue sauce
- Spicy macaroni and cheese
- Homemade chocolate chip cookie