Cavendish Bike Program Provides Linoln-Way Feeder Schools with Fourteen Bicycles
Friday, July 15, 2016

Nearly 20 years ago, the Cavendish Bike Program was created. The program was founded to promote Cavendish food products, but more importantly, to donate items that give value to children. For every 165 cases of French fries ordered, a new bike and helmet are donated to deserving students. Cavendishs goal to provide a healthier lifestyle for kids isnt exemplified only through their bike program; the companys products also provide a more nutritious option for students through low sodium and zero trans-fat French fries.

In early May, Lincoln-Way received notification that 14 brand new childrens bicycles would be donated to District 210. This week, many of those bicycles were delivered to deserving students in feeder elementary schools.

Bruce Kenat, the sales agent for Cavendish, has covered territories far and wide while delivering bikes to schools throughout five states for nearly two decades. Kenat hand-delivers the bicycles to deserving students throughout the Midwest, saying that the reaction of the children makes every delivery worth the trip.

On Wednesday, July 13, Mokena Elementary school presented two students, Madison Becker and Ryan Zamora, with brand new bikes. Thanks to the partnership between Cavendish Foods and Lincoln-Way, the two bike-recipients could barely contain their excitement upon receiving their gifts.

We are thrilled that Cavendish is able to provide kids with items that promote a fun, safe, and active lifestyle. The bike program continually brings smiles to the faces of our future Lincoln-Way students, and we are thankful for their generous donations, says Lincoln-Way Superintendent of Curriculum, Tim Reilly.