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Food trucks coming to Thompson Rivers University

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December 20, 2016 - 4:39 PM

KAMLOOPS - Food trucks will soon have a new place to park in Kamloops.

Thompson Rivers University administration is reworking the school’s food policy to allow independent food trucks on campus property, according to a media release from the university’s student union.

Meanwhile, the school's director of ancillary services, Glenn Read, says he's already been in talks with some food trucks.

"We’re hoping for the winter semester," he says. "However, most aren’t operational in the winter months."

An exact timeline for the trucks to arrive on campus isn't set. Read says details still have to be worked out with where the trucks are located and what will be served. He would like to see some of the gaps in current food services filled by the trucks, instead of a free for all.

"Supplying vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, that’s where our interest is," he says. "Diversity in ethnic food is one area."

Students shouldn't expect deep fried or unhealthy food to show up.

Another area he's considering is late night service as there are a large number of students living on campus. The campus pub The Den recently extended its hours due to student interest, but Read says sales have been meager so far. However, if a food truck was interested in late night service, he'd consider it.

The changes come following recommendations to the school from the student union asking for more variety and competition for food services on campus.

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