When routines suddenly change, things can get chaotic. This is what some students faced when their regular snacks from the vending machines were taken away, but the machines have returned with a different look.
Timber Creek students noticed that the empty space in the cafeteria has been mysteriously filled with more vending machines. The removal of the old vending machines had students begging for their snacks back, but the administrators have answered their wishes and brought not one, but two back.
The previous vending machines had been removed from the cafeteria due to the contract with the company ending, but after two six weeks, they have returned. The contract has changed so now the new company replacing the previous one is entitled Karma Box.
“The vending machines provide the school an additional source of income. The funds that are generated from the vending machines provide the school opportunities to make purchases for the student body.” explained assistant principle Shawn Elliott, “Other words, students will directly benefit from the funds. The funds have to be spent on students and nothing else.”
The new vending machine currently has a mixture of healthy drinks and snacks including vitamin water and fruit snacks.
“The healthy snacks that are in the vending machines are mandated by the state of Texas. The state of Texas states that only certain types of snacks can be served in a vending machine in a public schools setting.” explained by Elliott.
The vending machines are set up to send an electronic message to the vendor when the snacks are low. You will never have to worry about not having your favorite snacks again.
“I’m just glad they’re back.” sophomore Bill Smith says “Some people depended on the snacks they had for before or after practices but now that they’re back no one has to worry anymore.”