Yay Lunch helps kids, parents and teachers one meal at a time

Yay Lunch helps kids, parents and teachers one meal at a time

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WVIR) – Yay lunch Started feeding children in one school five years ago, it has now expanded to more than 170 schools.

“Parents see it as a great way to take a big task off their plates,” said Yay Lunch president Derek Mansfield.

Yay Lunch currently works with 7 schools and 12 vendors in Charlottesville.

“Kids love it because it’s just a really fun and exciting way to have lunch, and the administrators in schools are over the moon because they don’t actually have to deal with lunch and they can focus on what they really want to focus on . , that’s teaching,” Mansfield said.

Yay Lunch says he hopes to relieve stress on school staff.

“We’re trying to solve the problem for schools and we’re making sure they can provide healthy lunches for kids when the kids aren’t with their families.”

Both founders of Yay Lunch say that as parents they understand the challenges surrounding school lunches.

“This is an age-old parent problem of getting your kids to eat when they’re not with you. You can give them the things they like, or you can give them things you want them to have, but it’s a fight,” Mansfield said.

Yay Lunch allows kids to choose their lunch online while meeting parents’ dietary standards.

“When they see our team walk in. The kids literally shout, ‘Yay Lunch!’ and so they are very excited about the ability of getting something exciting for lunch every day. It’s new and different every day,” Mansfield says.

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