Chelan Fresh Provides Portable Breakfast/Salad Bar Carts to Schools
PASCO, WA - How can schools get students interested in eating fresh foods? Chelan Fresh has partnered with Fuel Up to Play 60, and will provide the program with 10 portable breakfast/salad bar carts to be used in nine Fuel Up to Play 60 schools in 3 states across the country. The portable breakfast/salad bar carts will be provided to recipient schools in Florida, Virginia, and Washington in time for the 2019-2020 school year.
“As one of the original supporters of the Fuel Up to Play 60 team, Chelan Fresh has been a leader in the produce industry ensuring kids try and continue to choose nutritious food items at school and at home,” said Mac Riggan, Director of Marketing, Chelan Fresh.
According to a press release, more than 13 million students in the United States come from food insecure households that lack the means to get enough nutritious food on a regular basis. The portable breakfast/salad bar carts are an innovative solution that will reach over 9,000 students, serving an estimated 1.1 million meals annually. Last year, Fuel Up to Play 60 and Chelan Fresh served an estimated 1.3 million meals.
As companies within our industry work alongside schools to serve more nutritious options, it makes a difference in the lives of students. The rolling carts from Chelan Fresh will provide easy solutions to school nutrition and meal service teams, allowing schools the opportunity to position the cart in areas that provide students easy access to nutritious foods. Cooling trays and assets on the portable cart also provide easy serving opportunities reducing the need for ice and other resources needed to keep food cool, as well as help provide easy clean-up for school food service and maintenance staff.
The company began its support of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program in 2011. Since that time, it has provided over $750,000 in funding and in-kind resources to support increasing student’s access across the country to nutritious foods including fruit, vegetables, dairy and whole grains. Throughout its partnership with Fuel Up to Play 60, the company has maintained its ongoing commitment to help K-12 schools improve or expand their nutrition programs.
Thanks to Chelan Fresh for leading the way in providing healthy foods to those in need. Keep reading AndNowUKnow for what’s happening in the world of partnerships, campaigns, and more.