Food Truck added to Lawton Public Schools’ Summer Meal Program

Lawton Public Schools unveils new food truck as part of Summer Meal Program.
Lawton Public Schools unveils new food truck as part of Summer Meal Program.(KSWO)
Published: Jun. 7, 2023 at 5:15 PM CDT
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LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - Lawton Public Schools has unveiled a new way for children to get meals this summer: a food truck.

The newest addition to the already 11 other locations will be open Monday through Friday in a few locations.

The food truck will be parked at Kids Zone from 11 to 11:15 a.m. and at Elmer Thomas Park from 11:20 a.m. to noon.

A representative with LPS says this new addition is something they hope will allow them to provide more meals for children in the community.

“As a parent myself, anytime you can take off one more meal or have one less expense, and the kids can go and eat at the school, and the parent doesn’t have to pay for that, that’s just one less thing the parent has to worry about, and it takes one less thing off their plate every day,” said Daniel Ghrayyeb, the Director of Child Nutrition for Lawton Public Schools. “So, for five days a week, that’s one less meal they have to provide, so they can set that back for something else they have to spend money on.”

The program is free and is open to all children 18 and under as well as those with special needs who are 25 and under.

The Summer Meal Program will run until July 21.