LUDLOW, Vt. – “Kids Food Place,” a new section of Black River Good Neighbor Services food shelf, offers students a wide variety of products, including items like cereal, canned soups, fruits, drinks, and other snacks. Food shelf staff makes it a point to include items that meet students’ dietary restrictions as well as a few fresh items each week, such as apples and carrots for snacking.
Favorite items so far have been apples, granola bars, canned fruit, fresh produce, and mac and cheese. “The kids love coming to Kids Food Place; it’s heartwarming to see,” says Krey Kellington, program administrator. “Many parents have told us that their kids are proud of the food they’ve chosen, and some have been inspired to try cooking at home.”
The new food section is available to area students Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.