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Hot meals on the go: Food trucks offer quick bite meal options for students

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Patrons gather around food truck Comfort 154 outside Linn Hall on the main campus on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. PHOTO BY AMANDA BOLLIG

Kirkwood Community College has invited a host of food truck vendors to their campus every Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to provide another food option for students on campus.  

During the renovation of Iowa Hall there are only a few food options on campus and most of them are pre prepared and sack food options. To bring some variety to campus Kirkwood invited popular food truck vendors such as Beverly’s BBQ, Comfort 154 and Willy Ray’s Q Shack.  

According to Vice President of Student Services Jon Buse, the food trucks are here through the end of October and they will reassess with the food trucks to see if they will continue to provide food service on campus during the winter months.  

“We will reassess demand and interest from vendors beyond October. Vendors have indicated some reluctance to provide services during the winter months, so we are proceeding with October and will gauge further interest in the weeks ahead,” Buse said.  

Started by the campus food service team, the food trucks have been a success on campus in the first few days of operation. With students swarming the trucks to get delicious treats and hearty meals.  

With a wide variety of food options from barbecue to home style food there are many options depending on the vendor. The campus food service team noticed that this was an important ask from students and staff.  

“Students, faculty, and staff have requested assistance in providing additional lunch options given the limited options available on campus because of the renovation of Iowa Hall,” Buse said. “The college felt this option provides additional services to the campus and also introduces the college to a variety of food vendors in the local community.” 

With limited food options on campus the college understands the need for more options and they are excited for the renovations of Iowa Hall that will bring even more variety to food options on campus.  

“We are excited about the future of campus food service when Iowa Hall reopens in the fall of 2022. We are adding more menu options and other amenities that students, faculty, and staff will appreciate and enjoy,” Buse said.  

“For the time being we appreciate everyone’s patience and flexibility while the renovation is completed,” he added.  

Image courtesy of Amanda Bollig | Kirkwood Communiqué

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