Volunteer Vending Company released an update about their project in Syracuse, New York yesterday. The project, which is known as ‘The Helium Project’, is aiming to provide more access to affordable quality food for underprivileged children. According to the company, the project is underway and is expected to be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2021.
This update comes after plans to hold a ‘Helium Launch Day’ were put on hold due to restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic. The ‘Helium Launch Day’ would have been an occasion to celebrate the start of the project and bring attention to the positive change it would bring to the lives of many.
The main initiative of The Helium Project is to provide healthy and affordable food options to the students of three local public schools. The schools involved are Dr. King Elementary, Hughes Middle School, and Lincoln High School. The project will involve installing school-wide vending machines. The machines will be stocked with healthy snacks such as nut bars and trail mix as well as drinks such as juices and waters.
Once completed, the project will provide over 5,000 students with access to affordable and healthy food. This comes at a time with many of these students would otherwise not have access, due to their socio-economic situation. It is expected that this access to healthy food will have a long-term positive impact on the health and futures of these students.
Volunteer Vending Company have stated that they are working hard to ensure that the project can be completed quickly and to a high standard. They are working with local vendors and suppliers in order to ensure that they can provide quality food and drinks.
The Helium Project is the latest example of Volunteer Vending Company’s commitment to making a positive social impact. They have previously worked on multiple projects such as providing books and clothing for underprivileged children.
The Helium Project will be a great success for the community of Syracuse and will provide invaluable access to healthy and affordable food for thousands of students. It will no doubt have a long-term positive impact on the lives of those involved.