What is the Food Bus?
For the summer of 2019, the Sunshine Food Bus will make rounds throughout the county beginning on June 10th through August 2nd. The attached flyer has more information about routes and times (PDF). Meals this summer served off the Sunshine Food Bus will be free of charge to all students under age 18. Meals can also be purchased by adults.
The Food Bus is a converted, former GCPS bus that was decommissioned. The work has been taken on by students in our CTE program at Goochland Tech. Donations from a number of community partners provided the equipment that will allow for food service inside the bus.
Our summer plans aside, there’s more opportunities for the bus to play a role in our education and school nutrition program in the coming years. The bus can be used to give our culinary students new experience, it can supplement the school nutrition program during the day, and it can provide support for school events in non-traditional ways.
The Name – The Sunshine Food Bus
Congratulations go to Annelice Reid of Randolph Elementary who won $50 for naming our Food Bus. The food bus project planning goes back at least a year – as a joint project between our CTE program and school nutrition program. We converted an older, de-commissioned school bus with food prep equipment. The bus will be run by students and by school cafeteria staff.
2019 Summer Menu
Monday: Assorted Deli Sandwiches, BBQ Sandwich or Meal Breaks® Chicken Salad Meal
Tuesday: Ranch Chicken Wrap, Hot Dog w/chili sauce, Meal Breaks® Hummus Meal or Chef Salad
Wednesday: Assorted Deli Sandwiches, Nachos or Meal Breaks® Chicken Salad Meal
Thursday: Deli Wrap, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Meal Breaks® Hummus Meal or Chef Salad
Friday: Assorted Deli Sandwiches, Hot sandwich Choice or Meal Breaks® Chicken Salad Meal
Look out for the bus this summer! For questions about this initiative, please contact Lisa Landrum, Supervisor of School Nutrition Services (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Dedication on June 11
On Tuesday, June 11, ahead of our normal school board meeting, the Sunshine Food Bus dedication will take place at the County Administration Building, beginning at 6:00 PM. Food will be provided for attendees to this event. Please RSVP, and we hope to see you there!