On October 8th, Vikings staff pulled up to Neighborhood House with a 38-foot Winnebago drenched in purple. Instead of plush pivoting chairs and a stationary dinette, the fully-converted bus held a commercial kitchen and an experiential room gleaming with new floors and—more purple.
It’s been dubbed Vikings Table and it’s a food truck program designed to serve healthy meals and provide nutrition education to youth in the Twin Cities. Kids receive a free meal and can venture inside the bus to learn about nutrition on a big-screen TV and get their picture taken in the photo booth.
Children from Neighborhood House programs, St. Paul Parks and Recreation, and a neighboring school all gathered around the bus. As the smell of blue corn tortillas and fresh fruit wafted through the air, kids in line asked, “Is it ready yet?”
Thank you, Vikings, for the food and fun!