MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley High School will host its inaugural Food Truck Rodeo on Sept. 1.
The fundraiser will allow students, faculty and members of the Moncks Corner community to sample food while attending the school's open house.
"We came up with the idea when we were brain storming about how to increase parent attendance at Open House," Principal Steven Steele said in a statement.
Steele said a big issue parents face is whether to prepare or buy dinner for the family on those nights.
"We thought; why not offer dinner at the school to help fund raise for the Academic Booster Club?" Steele said. "The event will help parents with dinner and teachers will not have to leave campus to get dinner. It's a double win!"
The Berkeley High School Academic Booster Club will receive a percentage of profits to support the school.
Katy Bates, a teacher at the school, spearheaded the effort along with fellow teachers Jacci Klein, Meredith Strmac and Stephanie Peagler.
"This is a great way to get parents involved in the school and to get the community at large involved with supporting activities at Berkeley High," Bates said.
The rodeo will feature food trucks from West Farms, EMS, Zombie Bob's, Dashi and The Ice Cream Team.
More trucks are confirming daily, according to Berkeley County School District spokesperson Aimee Murray.
The event will be held at the school campus at 406 West Main St. in Moncks Corner from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.