New food truck arrives in Fitzgerald

By: Maria Allard | Warren Weekly | Published September 18, 2020

 Fitzgerald Public Schools has a new food truck that will be used for various events throughout the district.

Fitzgerald Public Schools has a new food truck that will be used for various events throughout the district.

Photo provided by Fitzgerald Public Schools

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WARREN — Fitzgerald Public Schools officials have combined art with food.

At the end of August, the district received a new, colorful food truck. The vehicle will be used to provide student meals in the summer, at school events, sporting tailgate gatherings and catering events throughout the year. The truck also includes the artwork of teachers and students.

Aramark is the district’s food service provider. According to Food Service Director Holly L. Clay, retired FPS Superintendent Laurie Fournier came up with the idea to run a contest between the district’s art teachers and their classes grades 5 and up to design the outside wrap for the truck.

“She wanted to involve our teachers and students as much as possible with the design and truly make it a part of our Fitzgerald community,” Clay said in an email, adding Fitzgerald High School art teachers John Nelson and Ryanne Lumetta submitted the winning design. “They worked closely with the truck art wrapping company to make sure that the integrity of the design was not lost during wrapping. It was a fun project and very hard to choose a winner, but we are very happy with the results.”

“Fitzgerald Public Schools” is written in large letters on the outside of the truck, along with the high school’s Spartans logo and the district’s website, fitz.k12.mi.us.

On Sept. 2, the truck passed a Macomb County Health Department inspection. The truck was paid for with food service funds. Because of COVID-19, the district is currently conducting virtual learning.

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