Fully-managed vending machines for schools

At Livewell, we’re market leaders in providing fully-managed vending and coffee machines to schools.

For Livewell, schools are where it started. We know this sector better than any other refreshment supplier. Schools are essential to the current and future success of any country or region. Leaders and teachers in education have an unenviable responsibility to provide teaching and learning that meets or exceeds rigorous inspection standards.

To facilitate this, school business, facilities and catering managers have the challenge of providing food and drink to a school population that, in some secondary schools, can often push 2000 pupils and staff.

One of the biggest challenges in schools is that the demand for catering is compressed into quite short break times and a lunchtime — often as short as 30–40 minutes long. Another factor that is unique to schools is the standards that are in place for food and drink served to pupils. A third compounding challenge is of funding and budget limitations.

We work closely with schools, multi-academy trusts and caterers to supply vending services and solutions that are tailored to meet these unique challenges.

Our fully-managed vending and coffee machines for schools…

  • Stock school compliant food and drink
  • Help reduce queues
  • Increase catering income
  • Integrate with school payment systems
  • Low contact, self serve, Covid safe
  • Popular with pupils and staff
  • Offers refreshments after school, and at weekends

If you’re looking to introduce vending facilities to your school, look no further than Livewell for an innovative, healthy and popular solution.

We work with all major school cashless payment providers to integrate the schools cashless system to the vending ensuring quick, reliable and seamless payments.


Covid-19 has presented Schools with an unprecedented challenge to manage the student and staff population within the school in a way that minimises the spread or the virus. Livewell’s vending intrinsically provides a low risk way for accessing refreshments as it reduces queues and is self-serve, thus eliminating any person to person contact at the point of purchase. And the refreshment products will not be handled by others as they are stored hygienically behind a glass screen.

In addition, and to provide extra reassurance, Livewell have attached hand sanitiser dispenser to all machines in schools and have also applied an antibicrobial film to all touch points. Both of these measures significantly reduce the risk of cross contamination.

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