For some churches, food trucks are a vehicle for serving the poor

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Allen Lutes, center, an associate minister at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church, and founder of its new ministry: Five & Two Food Truck, serves food with other volunteers. Religion News Service photo by Sarah Angle

Allen Lutes, center, an associate minister at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church, and founder of its new ministry: Five & Two Food Truck, serves food with other volunteers. Religion News Service photo by Sarah Angle

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(RNS) Though churches have been feeding the homeless since the beginning of time, these newer ministries are dishing out high-end fare that’s several notches above the standard church menu of hamburgers and warmed-over frozen pizza.