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

School nutrition workers prepare meals for students during the pandemic

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

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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

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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

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