DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - A school district in Virginia purchased a food truck to feed students over the summer. 

Danville Public Schools paid about $42,000 for the truck to serve free lunch to kids under 18 while school is out of session.  Adults can also get a meal for just $3.65.

"It's just the right thing to do. I mean, it's just really a neat innovative, agile way of meeting a need," said Danville Superintendent Dr. Stanley Jones.

The food truck is open from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday.  In the first week alone, it served nearly 600 lunches.

"Food trucks are popular right now. We're trying to bring that popularity to school nutrition as well," said Phillip Gardner, the district's director of child nutrition.

District officials said the money was well spent, because the vehicle can be used for other purposes when it's not serving food.

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