Cart makes shopping easier for parents with kids with special needs

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HOLMEN, Wis. (WEAU) -- Trips to the grocery store have gotten much easier for Nicole Schroeder of Holmen.

She says what used to take two hours now takes half an hour.

“She doesn’t have to stay home all of the time now. She can be a normal girl and love to shop,” said Schroeder.

Schroeder’s daughter Carmen who’s in 5th grade uses a wheelchair.

She says she heard about Caroline’s Cart when she was on Facebook, and saw a link to an article.

Caroline’s Cart was invented by an Alabama mother who’s daughter Caroline has special needs, and realized Caroline would outgrow a typical shopping cart.

“I looked at it and said that would make my shopping trips so much easier, cause pushing a regular cart and a wheel chair at the same time is not easy at all,” said Schroeder.

Schroeder then contacted Festival Foods about purchasing one.

Holmen Festival Foods store director Mark Przywojski said it was worth it.

“It’s much more easier for her navigate the aisles, and she can interact with her daughter the whole time, and that just makes you feel great,” said Przywojski.

The Holmen Festival Foods got its Caroline’s Cart in October, making it the first Festival Foods in Wisconsin to get one.

Now they’re at all Festival Foods in Wisconsin.

Festival Foods is only the second retailer in the country to have Caroline’s Cart at all of its stores.

The first was a grocery store chain in South Bend, Indiana.

Festival Foods said other retailers have Caroline’s Cart, but most order them by customers’ requests.

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