FoodCorps + Heated: Stories of Feeding Kids Through COVID-19

This month, FoodCorps partnered with Heated reporter Kate Bittman to share three stories of school nutrition professionals working to feed kids throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“How Do We Feed the Kids?” (Natomas Unified School District, California)

“If COVID-19 has taught us anything about our industry, it’s that this is the moment to show the world how important and how essential school nutrition is to our community.” — Vince Caguin, Director of Nutrition Services & Warehousing, Natomas Unified School District

The School District That’s Serving Kids 3 Meals a Day Through Quarantine (Santa Clarita Valley Schools, California)

“Twenty-four hours a day, my staff and I, even on Saturday and Sunday, we’re trying to think of ways to serve our families, the best way we can, because we know they need it.” — Robert Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, Santa Clarita Valley School Food Service Agency

Half the Cost of School Lunch Goes to a 60-Cent Brown Paper Bag (Londonderry School District, New Hampshire)

Emergency school meals have “added the consistency and normalcy for kids during such a tumultuous time… They will not see the inside of a classroom for upward of six months before they return to us.” — Amanda Venezia, Director of Dining Services, Londonderry School District