The HCS Child Nutrition Program

December Newsletter

Director's Message:

We have had such an awesome first 18 weeks of the school year. A lot of meals have been served so far this year and all CNP personnel should be proud of the job that has been done at this point. As we embark on the holidays, I would like for everyone to enjoy your time off have and have a very merry Christmas and a blessed and happy New Year! - H. Ward

Did you know?


  • Since August 5, 2019, The Huntsville City Schools Child Nutrition Program has served over 761,244 breakfasts, 947,713 lunches, and 264,083 supper meals.
  • Martin Luther King Elementary started a new supper program on December 9, 2019. For more information please visit our website at https://www.huntsvillecityschools.org/departments/child-nutrition-program
  • We have hired five new HCS employees including four CNP workers and one CNP supervisor. Welcome to the team!
  • The Child Nutrition Program operates 33 kitchens at 41 HCS school sites

CNP Employee Spotlight: Mrs. Sherry Freeman at Mt. Gap Elem.

Ms. Sherry Freeman works at Mt. Gap Elementary and Middle School and has been with Huntsville City Schools for 24 years. She is originally from Morgan County, AL which is where she currently lives. She has been married for 34 years and has 3 sons and 2 grandsons. Her son's names are Eric, Matthew, and Quinton. Her grandson's names are Wyatt and Easton. Her favorite part about working for Huntsville City Schools is working with the students, how sweet her students are, and the benefits.

Outside of work, Ms. Freeman likes to pitch horseshoes with her horseshoe team and watch Alabama football. Her favorite type of music is soft rock.

Words that she lives by are to treat people the way you want to be treated. If she was not working in CNP she would be helping her husband with his business. She enjoys hanging out with her friends and socializing in her free time. If she could be any fictional character it would be Minnie Mouse.

Her favorite sport is football and she says the chore she absolutely hates doing is laundry. If she could meet anyone, living or dead, it would be Jesus. She says three traits that define her are honest, loyal, and kind. In 5 years she plans to be staying at home and being Nana to her grandkids. Ms. Freeman defines success as being happy and doing what you want to do.

Happy Birthday!

Violet Fletcher – 12/10

Ardette Fox – 12/10

Lynthia Hayden – 12/12

Kitty Holt – 12/18

Vertricia Burgess – 12/19

Janet Sharp – 12/19

Glenda Stone – 12/24

Belinda Phillips – 12/31

Service anniversaries

Paula Elkins – 25 years

Gloria Fuller – 6 years

Chanell Holt – 6 years

Angie Phillips – 14 years

Glenda Stone – 22 years

Contact us!

Annie Merts Building

200 White Street SE

Third Floor

Huntsville, Al 35801

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