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Celebrating our School Lunch Heroes

Isabella Okuns

On May 5th, we celebrated a group of School Lunch Heroes: our incredible Healthy School Food team!  Each member of this team goes above and beyond every day to prepare and serve meals to the students at our 19 partner schools.

But our school food heroes do more than simply serve nutritious meals to our students. By facilitating and conducting nutrition education events, like our Fresh Feature Friday, our School Lunch Heroes empower our students to build healthier lifestyles from day one.

“Being a school lunch hero is not an easy job, but our team shows up every day to serve students with care and compassion,” said Travertine Garcia, DCCK’s Nutrition Programming and Compliance Manager. “Our colleagues in the schools play an especially important role in supporting student success, not only through serving nourishing meals but through the relationships they build with students to encourage healthy choices in the cafeteria and beyond. I am proud to be part of such a talented and dedicated team of school food heroes!”


To commemorate the day, Mayor Browser officially proclaimed May 5th as School Lunch Hero Day in DC, and we are grateful that our team’s extraordinary work to feed kids across the DC community will be recognized every year. We are proud to honor these heroes for their commitment to providing healthy and nutritious food today and every day!