Broken Arrow apartment complex is helping families during walkout
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (KTUL) - With thousands of students out of school for the teachers' walkout, people from all parts of the community are pitching in to help, including the staff of a Broken Arrow apartment complex.
The Indian Springs Apartments are hosting the school district's food truck during the lunch hour to make sure kids get their meals.
It's called the Curbside Cafe, and it came fully stocked, but there was a staff member on standby to get more food if needed.
Not all the kids at the complex qualify for school meals, but families say having the truck around makes good sense.
Grandmother Tony Ferguson said it helps a little with their food budget.
"This is awesome. I really like this. Them helping out with the food for the teacher strike; it’s a good idea," Fergus said.
Parent Crystal Cross said, "We have food at home, but I realize there are some people out here in this area, specifically where we are, who don't have means to food."
Property Manager Angela Brown said they want the complex to be a community, not just a place where people live. So, helping the school kids just makes sense.
"We have a lot of parents that are working during the day and that created quite a gap for them. Wanted to ease that if we could," Brown said.
Brown has had three kids in the Broken Arrow school system, and she wants to be a part of what they're doing to help the city's children.
The truck will be back every school day from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. until the kids go back to classes.