A lot has changed in Frisco ISD during the switch to remote learning to battle the spread of COVID-19. But despite the cancellation of all in-person classes as well as extracurricular activities, one thing has remained the same:
The Child Nutrition Department’s dedication to getting food to students who need it.
That’s one reason why, as Child Nutrition staff members handed out meals Wednesday at various sites, they were honored with a parade of cars around them. Child Nutrition area managers and other employees, driving cars with windows painted with messages of encouragement and thanks, honked their horns to show appreciation for the food distributors’ essential work.
“Frisco ISD school nutrition professionals are a passionate group of people who love to help kids,” said Director of Child Nutrition Lisa Jenkins. “They make children’s days better and we are so thankful for all their hard work.”
The parade came in the same week as the School Nutrition Association’s School Lunch Hero Day, which is Friday, May 1. The eighth annual event celebrates school nutrition professionals and “the difference they make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.”
Students haven’t been in FISD cafeterias since eLearning began March 16, but school nutrition professionals are still reaching them. On the first day of eLearning, pickup stations throughout the District were ready to provide meals for students. During the first seven weeks of remote learning, the FISD Child Nutrition Department has distributed more than 96,000 meals to students.
Child Nutrition now distributes a week’s worth of breakfast and lunch meals each Wednesday at locations throughout the District. Those interested in receiving meals can find more information and complete the meal request form here.