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Bladen County Schools’ Child Nutrition workers were celebrated

Yesterday, Bladen County Schools’ Child Nutrition workers were celebrated. According to a press release they have prepared, packed, served, and delivered one million meals since the COVID shutdown began on March 16, 2020!

The emergency meal program, which started March 16, 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the shut-down of schools, handed out its one-millionth free student meal this week.

The meal program ensures that students in the school and any child under the age of 18 in the county receive breakfast and lunch each day during the week.

“BCS child nutrition staff have worked hard to continue to provide meal services to children that have become even more vital during this pandemic,” BCS Superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor said.

“I am especially proud, and thankful, for the many child nutrition staff that have prepared, packed, served, and helped deliver meals to our students and other children in our community,” said Amy Stanley, Child Nutrition Director.

“When children are hungry, we know it makes it more difficult for them to concentrate and focus on learning,” Dr. Jason Atkinson, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction said.”As the child of a former school cafeteria manager, I know first-hand the love with which these meals are served.”

A surprise celebration was held at East and West Bladen high schools where CN staff from across the district join together on Wednesdays to prepare meals to deliver to students.

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