Community Food Truck Series Brings Kent State Family Together

A variety of food trucks gather in front of the University Library on Wednesdays to supply students, faculty and staff passing by with a quick bite to eat. And the Kent State community is taking advantage of it.

The Community Food Truck Series happens on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Risman Plaza, located in front of the Kent Student Center, through Oct. 12. The series offers a variety of trucks from local Kent businesses like Erie Street Kitchen, Southern Comfort Kitchen, Brooks Homestyle BBQ and many more. 

Kent State enjoys the Community Food Truck Series on Risman Plaza

Fork in The Road, Kent State Culinary Services’ own food truck, has also been there every week. This is where senior biology student Arden Lewis got her veggie burger, and where she hopes to return this week.

“The food on campus has definitely improved since when I first came here, and there’s definitely been a lot more variety and options,” she said. 

While people like Lewis are enjoying the mobility of Kent State’s dining services, others are enjoying the diverse options the Community Food Truck Series offers.

Mike Collura, assistant dean of Technology, Collections & Branch Libraries, stopped at Brooks Homestyle BBQ for lunch and has enjoyed the convenient assortment of choices in front of the library. 

Kent State enjoys the Community Food Truck Series on Risman Plaza

“I love that we have some unique, different options, and it’s nice to have community vendors involved,” Collura said. “The opportunity to have some local business food truck is cool.”

University Culinary Services hosts various food-related events on campus such as experimental food tastings, themed dinners at various dining halls and similar food truck events. 

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POSTED: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 9:55am
UPDATED: Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 10:22am
Mateo Martin