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School Nutrition Foundation and Winston Industries Announce Annual Equipment Grant Award Winner
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD (June 12, 2013) – Warrior Run School District in Turbotville, Pa., was selected as the recipient of the 2013 School Nutrition Foundation/Winston Industries Equipment Award Grant. The award of ten pieces of commercial kitchen equipment will be utilized throughout the Warrior Run School District. The district will receive equipment including Holding Cabinets, Holding Drawers and Thermalizers from Winston Industries, Inc. - a leading foodservice equipment manufacturer located in Louisville, Kentucky.
School Food Service Supervisor, Renee Frederick applied for the award to replace equipment that is, on average, 50 years old. “With the new equipment, comes new goals,” says Ms. Frederick. “We are now looking at new recipes that previously would not have been supported by our old equipment as well as increasing the number of scratch prepared items on our menu.”
“Receiving this grant could not have come at a better time,” says Warrior Run Superintendent Dr. John M. Kurelja. “Our school district has aging kitchen equipment in need of regular maintenance and repair. The replacement costs are just too high during this time of dwindling resources. The new equipment will allow us to offer a wider variety of healthy options for our students.”
The School Nutrition Foundation/Winston Industries Equipment Award was created in 2007 to assist school nutrition programs to secure the equipment they need to continue to offer quality, nutritious meals. “We believe in being responsible corporate citizens and contributing positively to the communities where we live and work,” says Valerie Shelton, President/CEO at Winston Industries. “This award is designed to help everyone from the recipient school districts to the children they feed every day.”
About the School Nutrition FoundationThe School Nutrition Foundation is celebrating its 50th year advancing school nutrition by providing resources to school nutrition professionals. The Foundation’s commitment to the school nutrition community is integral to implementing positive change in school meals and, ultimate, to the health of school children. Additional information about the School Nutrition Foundation is available at www.schoolnutrition.org/SNF.
About Winston IndustriesFounded in Louisville, Kentucky in 1969, Winston Industries, LLC is an international manufacturer and distributor of foodservice equipment. The company manufactures Collectramatic® fryers and CVap® cooking and holding equipment, in addition to offering Kitchen Data Systems, a complete temperature monitoring system from receiving to serving. Additional information about Winston is available at www.winstonindustries.com.
About Warrior Run School DistrictWarrior Run School District, Turbotville, Pa., is a small rural district located in north central Pennsylvania. With a staff of 141 teachers and 13 administrators, Warrior Run School District provides the educational program for over 1680 students in kindergarten through 12th grades. Additional information about WRSD is available at www.wrsd.org.
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