Supervisor of Food Services Beth Brewster and her staff have been recognized by the NoKidHungry.org organization for their work during the pandemic. In a letter to Ms. Brewster, they wrote:
“We are writing today to thank you and your food and nutrition services team for your heroic efforts in serving free meals to students during the past school year. Due to the pandemic and continuing effects, more families than ever are struggling to put food on the table. As many as 1 in 4 children in Maryland are facing hunger compared to 1 in 6 prior to this time.
“It’s clear you have gone above and beyond to ensure students have the nutrition they need by gearing up your mobile operations to serve homes and communities, a truly amazing effort. Thank you for taking advantage of USDA waivers to increase access to food for families by using waivers such as serving non-congregate meals and multiple meals at a time for parent/guardian pick up. We also appreciate your generous support and advice you give to other sponsors!
“We know that keeping meal service consistent during this time has been very difficult due to changes in school schedules and models, staffing changes and shortages, and general COVID-01 challenges. We are sending these well-deserved Hunger Hero plaques and pins to school system food and nutrition staff in appreciation of your extraordinary work. Thank you for all you do.”
No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. After 25 years of successfully investing in local nonprofits and helping find the best approaches to eradicating poverty and hunger, Share Our Strength launched No Kid Hungry in 2010. As a child hunger organization, ending childhood hunger is the primary focus, though Share Our Strength continues to invest in and develop other campaigns.