Salemwood School in Malden, Mass., has seen an increase in school breakfast participation after adding two breakfast kiosks in the hallway, Wicked Local reports.
The grab-and-go kiosks were funded with a $10,000 grant from the New England Dairy & Food Council and allow students to eat breakfast before class without having to come to school early.
Along with fruit and smoothies, the kiosks also include nonperishable breakfast items such as cereal—a key consideration for students facing food insecurity. Kids can bring whatever they don’t finish home for a snack, or to share with another student or family member, FSD Kate Filteau told the website.
In addition to the kiosks, Salemwood also began offering no-cost breakfast to all students in January. Since implementing the kiosks and free breakfast, the school has increased breakfast participation from 500 to 3,000 meals served per week.
Read the full story via malden.wickedlocal.com.