Leland & Gray was one of just a few Windham County schools to see an increase in meal participation last year, both at breakfast and lunchtime.
However, breakfast participation was still relatively low with less than half of students choosing to eat breakfast before school. In an attempt to increase participation, the Student Council came forward with a suggestion — serve breakfast during the eight-minute break between students' first and second classes.
The Abbey Group, the food service management company for Leland & Gray, decided that a traveling food cart would do the trick. Staff members prepare breakfast in the kitchen, load the items onto a traveling cart and set up shop in the hallway so that students can get breakfast on their way to their next class. The result? Participation has more than tripled.