Summer School Food Truck Program – A new Concept

BestConvenience Retailing Concept New Haven Public Schools’ Summer Food Truck Program

New Haven (CT) Schools’ food truck delivers free meals to children inunderserved neighborhoods in the interim period between the end of thedistrict’s summer meals program and the beginning of school. The $20,000 vehicle, donated by United Way of Greater New Haven, debuted for 20 days last year, serving free breakfast and snacks to youngsters 18 and under in inne rcity neighborhoods. This year, it will be offering whole grain cereal forbreakfast and alternating deli sandwich and salad, both accompanied by fruit,for lunch and dinner. It has been cited by First Lady Michelle Obama as an”innovative way” to improve child nutrition. The program was recognized for the highly creative way it allows a school nutrition program to extend the reach of USDA’s summer feeding program to address hunger and nutrition challenges in urban neighborhoods.

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