Illinois misses school payments, sends grant money

DANVILLE, Ill. (WAND) - Danville High School is getting more students to eat breakfast by offering a Grab and Go food cart.

The high school started offering the cart with quick grab items like cereal, milk, string cheese, and Pop Tarts.

The News Gazette reports the cart is open from 7 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. daily.

Students can still get a hot and cold breakfast items in the cafeteria in the morning. 

The cafeteria is located in the basement. The cart is more quickly accessible, parked around the corner from the Main Clock Tower entrance.

The cart was established with a $5,500 No Kid Hungry grant.

Breakfast participation has gone from 14 percent to 27 percent this year.

Students are allowed to eat the food in class during the first 10 minutes if they have arrived after the bell has rung.