HCSD Cafeteria Team Makes Huge Impact

HCSD Cafeteria Team Makes Huge Impact

(HARRISON COUNTY, MS) You have probably heard the saying: “Not all heroes wear capes. Some wear aprons”.

That phrase is so true when it comes to describing the Harrison County School District Child Nutrition Team. When Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves ordered all public schools in the state to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 13, 2020, the cafeteria staff jumped into action. 


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The team organized and coordinated the first ever “Grab & Go Meals” program to feed all children ages 18 and under in the community. The 45 cafeteria employees not only prepared and served meals, some even dressed up in fun costumes, participated in neighborhood bear hunts, and greeted the children and parents with smiles under their masks.


During the summer, the “lunch ladies” continued serving meals by providing both breakfast and lunch packages. They have basically worked year-round since last summer. Check out these impressive numbers:

Service Days: 88

Breakfast Served: 96,694

Lunch Served: 136,130

Total Meals Served: 232,824
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HCSD would like to thank the 45 “essential” Child Nutrition employees for their dedication and caring hearts.  They have worked tirelessly to make sure children in the community were fed during such challenging times for many families. They have made quite an impact on the District and the South Mississippi community.

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Watch the WXXV stories here: https://www.wxxv25.com/2020/03/18/harrison-county-school-district-providing-free-grab-go-meals/