PRCC launching new options with a food truck

Pearl River Community College students and staff will soon have another exciting option for food during the day as the PRCC Food Truck arrives. Beginning in late January, the food truck will be found on the Forrest County Campus three days per week from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eventually, the food truck will make the rounds between all three campuses. 

Aladdin Foods is the food provider on the Poplarville Campus for the cafeteria and bistro space in Crosby Hall. They also provide catering for different campus events. The PRCC Food Truck is largely a product of Aladdin Food’s creation and will be run by them for lunch options and be used for special events.  

“We want to thank Aladdin Foods for working with us to provide our students with new food options through the state-of-the-art PRCC Food Truck,” said Vice President for Poplarville Campus and Student Services Jeff Long. “We look forward to enhancing our students’ experience and dining options on our campuses.  

“Beginning this semester, we will provide lunch options on our Forrest County Campus three days a week, while also offering up meals at special events on our Poplarville Campus.  We are excited to add this unique experience for our students and community.” 

Students will be able to purchase food items with cash and use “Wildcat Bucks” through their student accounts at the food truck. Menu items will be based on street food found around the world at food truck locations. The Big River Burger, a customer favorite in Poplarville, will be a staple on the menu with the other main entrée option changing daily.  

The administration of Forrest County Campus is thrilled to have a new option coming for students and staff to use. Currently, students have The Market space with vending machines providing food options. Previously, there was a small coffee shop area in the Allied Health building run by Jody’s Bakery that was closed in 2020. The space is now utilized for the Simulation Lab where students get more hands-on training for clinical situations. 

“I am excited that we will be providing a hot food option for our students,” said Vice President for Forrest County Center, Allied Health, and Nursing Programs Jana Causey. “They often work long hours in class and studying on campus. They deserve a place to grab a nice meal that is quick and convenient. Thank you to Aladdin for working with us to make this possible.” 

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