STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE: Rosanda Wong, executive director of Princeton Nursery School, and some members of the student body accepted lunch bags Tuesday from Will Caton of Chopt, which is among several restaurants that is serving lunch to the kids during a two-week renovation of the school’s kitchen. (Photo by Charles R. Plohn)
By Anne Levin
With 37,000 meals to feed to 46 hungry children each year, the kitchen at Princeton Nursery School is a busy place. But making sure those 3- and 4-year-olds get breakfast, a hot lunch, and a snack each day has become a challenge as the kitchen, in a building that is over 90 years old, has deteriorated.
Thanks to a recent fundraising drive, the school is installing a brand new, $50,000 kitchen with a commercial grade oven, refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, and stainless steel shelving. The two-week project got underway last week, and should be finished by the end of this week. Meanwhile, who is feeding the kids? Local restaurants, that’s who.
On the first day, PJ’s Pancake House provided pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, and fresh fruit. LiLLiPies, on schedule for this week, is making turkey sandwiches, ham sandwiches, and of course, peanut butter and jelly, packed with an apple from Terhune Orchards and a freshly baked cookie. Others that have stepped up are McCaffrey’s Catering, Pizza Star, Surf Taco, Nomad Pizza, and Chopt. more