School Board Recognizes Work of Food and Nutrition Services Staff Members

News Release
October 09, 2020

The Fairfax County School Board recognized staff members in the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at its business meeting on October 8. The resolution follows:

HONORING THE WORK OF FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES STAFF

WHEREAS, the staff of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) has served over 3.4 million meals since March,2020; and

WHEREAS, every Monday through Friday, FNS offers meals on 74 bus routes, at 45 Grab and Go sites, at five 'Fairfax Meal Kit' sites, and at the 37 schools hosting the County SRS program; and

WHEREAS, breakfast and lunch are also served on Fridays for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at all locations and dinner and snack are available on eleven bus routes and at twelve Grab and Go sites; and

WHEREAS, on September 26, FNS offered meals at all high schools as a part of student testing; and

WHEREAS, on October 2, FNS reached its highest participation day and served more than 120,000 breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner meals while averaging over 60,000 meals per day that same week; and

WHEREAS, New Grab and Go and Fairfax Meal Kit sites are in the process of being expanded, dinner and snack will soon be available at all locations; and

WHEREAS, FNS staff have assisted with school-based work, distributing laptops and books, and planning collaboratively with school administrators in anticipation of the phase-in of in-person instruction.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Fairfax County School Board expresses tremendous appreciation for all staff of Food and Nutrition Services for their diligent efforts to ensure that all children in the FCPS community are always fed and ready to learn.


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