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Swamp Rabbit Express - Strengthening Communities, Nourishing Lives

Team members: Row 1 (l-r): Cherod Webber, Rimes McElveen, Toni Land, 
Marty Herndon, Will Whitley; Row 2 (l-r) Stacey Bechtold, Traci Hogan, Danny Merck

Approximately 76,000 students attend Greenville County Schools and about half of these student rely on the Food and Nutrition Program. This DLI group worked to expand student access to free, nutritionally balanced meals during the summer months. As a result of their vision, a second food truck will be donated to the Greenville County School District and allow lunches to be delivered directly to students in their own neighborhoods when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. 

This project was implemented on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Travelers Rest United Methodist Church. Team members unveiled a food truck for its first service to Greenville County students. With this donation, Greenville County Schools will now have two food trucks serving free, nutritionally balanced meals during the summer months.

“The generous gift of this incredible new food truck will allow us to continue to expand the reach of our Seamless Summer Feeding Program by adding mobile routes into the Berea and Travelers Rest communities. During the regular school year the new food truck will service Berea and Travelers Rest schools with pop-up lunch events, nutrition education opportunities, fresh fruit and vegetables sampling and taste testing new menu items,” said Joe Urban, Director of Greenville County Schools Food and Nutrition Services.”  

To read the news release in its entirety, click here.