Bucyrus City School District Summer Food Service Program has been
recognized as a Gold level sponsor by Children's Hunger Alliance.
Whitney Gherman, Manager of School and Summer Nutrition for the
Alliance, presented a Certificate of Excellence to Food Services General
Manager Lorie Pennington and Superintendent Kevin Kimmel during the
district's regular Board of Education meeting Feb. 27.
Children's Hunger Alliance recognizes select sponsors each year in
the Ohio Summer Nutrition Scorecard. According to the report, Bucyrus
City Schools exceeded summer 2013 federal nutrition standards by
offering more whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables. The report also
awards top scoring counties with the highest participation rates in
summer nutrition programs. Crawford County served 13 summer lunch
participants for every 100-school lunch participants, exceeding the
state average of 10:100.
Summer nutrition programs are important for the many Bucyrus children
that lose access to healthy school meals during the summer. The Summer
Food Service Program is a way to extend the benefit of school meals into
the summer months for these children.
"We are very fortunate to have the ability to offer the Summer Food
Service Program to our Bucyrus children," Kimmel said. "This recognition
shows that Mrs. Pennington and her staff are doing a fantastic job
providing healthy, nutritious meals to our children year round."
To learn more about the Children's Hunger Alliance, visit www.childrenshungeralliance.org.
For more information about the Bucyrus City School District Summer Food
Service Program, please contact Lorie Pennington at 419-562-5355.