THE HCS CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM
NEWSLETTER JULY 2020
THE SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM 2020
DID YOU KNOW?
- During the month of June 2020, The HCS Child Nutrition Program served 23,928 meals to Summer Food Service Program participants which included both breakfast and lunch.
- In early March, The School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) established the GoFundMe campaign Help Feed School Kids Now! to call attention to the school nutrition professionals feeding kids across the nation. The COVID-19 crisis may go on for a long time, which is why it’s imperative that we help school nutrition operators feed as many children as possible. To date, the School Nutrition Foundation has raised over $300,000 and awarded seventy-nine (79) $1,500 grants to very deserving school districts. In addition to the grant money, each recipient has been shipped two Professional Sealing machines from Innoseal Systems.
On July 10th, School Nutrition Association (SNA) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to request that USDA take swift action to guarantee safe and reliable access to healthy school meals and ensure school meal programs can remain fiscally sustainable.
CNP EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT
Mrs. Jackie Pruitt, CNP Supervisor
Jackie Pruitt has been with Huntsville City Schools for over 17 years. She is originally from Nashville, TN. and she has also lived in Cheatham County Tennessee. Jackie has also been married for 31 years and has two children named Josh and Kayla along with four grandchildren named Emma, Isabell, Layla, and Edsel. She describes herself and a very funny, energetic, and honest person. What Jackie loves most about her job is that she has the opportunity to work at several schools, meet different people, and doing multiple job tasks. She likes to listen to multiple types of music which include Christian, rock, and country music. A lot of people may not realize that Jackie is left-handed. She enjoys Child Nutrition because it gives her a chance to cook and watch the children grab their meals through the line.
Jackie says that she also enjoys when the children come to eat they are excited about getting their food and expressing to the CNP staff about how their day is going. Jackie expresses that if she were not working in Child Nutrition then she would have a job in retail and volunteering to feed needy people. Her hobbies include fishing and gardening.
Jackie feels that CNP is important because it provides meals to children who may not otherwise have enough to eat. Her favorites sport is ice skating. Jackie also states that working in CNP means to work together as a team to execute meals for children while showing them that you care for them. One day Jackie hopes to go deep-sea fishing for an entire week. In the next five years, Jackie hopes to be retired and spending time with her grandchildren. She defines success as being and doing the best you can in all areas of life.
Dernia McComb 7/3
Leticia Patton 7/6
Latisha Hardin 7/9
Norma Martin 7/17
Kim Ferguson 7/18
Vickie McCrary 7/20
Rhonda Butler 7/23
Patsy Jones 7/25
Ronald Ryce 7/28
Gladys Hassan 7/29
Vickie McCrary 6 years
Leticia Patton 3 years