Omaha food trucks visit Creighton's campus

Students line up to buy food from local food trucks outside St. John's on Wednesday. 

Food trucks parked around St. John’s Fountain on Wednesday, attracting a large number of students for the Food Truck Festival.

The Inter Residence Hall Government, or IRHG, partnered with Creighton Dining and Sodexo to bring three food trucks from the Omaha area.  

“We were able to work with Sodexo for this program,” said IRHG President Zach Wulbert.  “They were very helpful in the contracting process and provided great insight.”

Students could purchase a ticket for the festival for $5 and get more than $10 worth of food, according to Kailey McIntyre, the innovative programs coordinator for IRHG.  

With a ticket, students could get a taco, BBQ mac and cheese and a 10-inch churro.  

The festival offered other activities, as well.  

Without buying a ticket, students could get a caricature done by an artist or enter into a drawing to win a Nintendo Switch, a slip-n-slide, a finals care package or a hammock.

“We thought this would be a great way to celebrate the spring season and the fun outdoor activities the warm weather brings,” Wulbert said. 

Wulbert called the Food Truck Festival a success. 

“We had over 450 people attend the program, whether it was to sample the food, have their portrait done by the caricature artist or enjoy the other festivities,” Wulbert said.  

“It was great to see so many people having a great time and getting to experience a little bit of Omaha culture by tasting the food from the trucks.”

College of Arts and Sciences freshman Ellie McCreary said she liked trying the variety of food. 

“The food was good and authentic, and it provided a nice break from the dining halls,” she said.

If you missed the Food Truck Festival, or want another chance to visit a food truck, Creighton Dining has begun to bring local Omaha food trucks to campus.  Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a food truck will be stationed off of Burt Street on the west side of campus near the Boyne building. The food trucks accept cash or credit only.

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