Winston Announces 2017 Award of Equipment to White Bear Lake Area Schools
The 2017 Winston Equipment Grant Award was given to White Bear Lake Area Schools in Minnesota. This annual grant award program was established in partnership with the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) to help deserving schools serve hot, nutritious meals to their students.
Grant winners may choose any ten pieces of Winston’s CVap® equipment. WBL Area Schools selected ten CVap holding cabinets.
The schools’ Student Nutrition Services Director, Bridget Lehn, is frank about the challenges her district faces. They’ve been making do with aging equipment, but she’s optimistic about the effect new cabinets will have. “New equipment will increase meal participation due to the improved quality of food. Our current warmers are either scorching food or not keeping it warm enough. Some of the warmers are adding excess moisture or drying out product, all due to inconsistent heating or lack of insulation. Word of mouth moves quickly; the kids are very intuitive and will notice the improved food. When they tell their friends, participation goes up.”
Bridget Lehn, SNS
About White Bear Lake Area Schools
The White Bear Lake Area School District serves all or parts of Birchwood, Gem Lake, Hugo, Lino Lakes, Little Canada, Maplewood, North Oaks, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Township. It includes four Early Childhood program locations (birth-K), nine elementary schools (K-5), two middle schools (6-8), a two-campus high school (9-12), an Area Learning Center, and a Transition Education Center. The school district serves nearly 9,000 students PreK-12.