BGISD’s purple summer meals bus is back on wheels

Free meals for kids 18 and under

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bowling Green Independent Schools’ purple bus is finally back, which many of you know means free summer meals for the kiddos. 

Tuesday, Bowling Green Independent parked their purple bus in front of the downtown Warren County Public Library. 

This summer all kids 18-years-old and under may eat for free on the bus Mondays through Fridays. Parents can come sit with them or buy their own meals as well.

The food bus was only up and running shortly before shutting down during the pandemic. 

Young Leon Harrell told News 40, “[The food] is super good. I ate strawberries, and I ate a taco.”

BGISD Director of Food Service Dalla Emerson is the brains and the visionary behind the purple bus.

Emerson said, “[The kids will] get to recognize it, and they’ll get to know it and love it, and it’ll be their bus – which it is their bus. We’re just here to serve the community.”

Of course, the purple bus needs a name. Emerson says she wants the kids to have a say in the name, so any kiddos watching, be thinking of suggestions. 

Warren County Public Schools will soon provide free meals to kids this summer as well.