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Boardman Food Service Awarded $20,000 No Kid Hungry Grant

BHS cafeteria workers trained on new food sealer from No Kid Hungry Grant

Boardman School District’s Food Service Department is learning the ropes of a new food sealing machine that will help them better serve our Spartans.

The national charity, No Kid Hungry, awarded a $20,000 grant to Boardman Local Schools Food Services.  The professional Oliver Food Sealer will help us serve our remote students with fresh reheatable meals, as well as students who may be eating in other locations in our buildings for social distancing reasons.

“With this new process, we will produce a meal with a smaller container that still contains  the same amount of food as we had been serving but with less packaging,” said Food Services Director Natalie Winkle.  “It will make the ready-to-heat meal  easier to store in the refrigerator for parents at home,  and easier to pack for our staff.”

The Boardman Local Schools Food Service Department has served more than 187,000 meals to our in-person and remote learners since our first day of school, September 14.

“ In the weeks since we’ve received this food sealer, food pickup and distribution has been so much more efficient.” said Winkle.  “Packing and storing the more compact containers has left less plastic waste behind, so it’s better for our environment too.”  

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