RADFORD – The school nutrition teams for Belle Heth and McHarg elementary schools and Radford High and Dalton Intermediate schools have been recognized on the state level.
May 6 was National School Lunch Hero Day, and No Kid Hungry Virginia, a non-profit organization combating childhood hunger, took time to recognize the top nutrition programs in the state.
“Virginia’s school nutrition staff are superheroes. Each and every day, they put on their capes and fight hunger in cafeterias around the Commonwealth,” said a statement from No Kid Hungry Virginia. “Our future is stronger because of their passion and dedication. We asked people to tell us about the school lunch heroes in their communities, and we heard back from parents, teachers, principals, supervisors, and superintendents. The nominations gave so much joy. They capture stories of program expansion, grace under pressure, taste tests, fun costumes, creative decorations, patience, kindness, courage, and cafeterias that feel like home.”
Both of Radford City Public Schools’ cafeterias were recognized in the 2022 National School Lunch Hero Day Virginia Hall of Fame.
“Please join us in giving your nearest school lunch hero a huge thank-you, hug, or high five for their role in ensuring that Virginia’s students have the fuel they need to thrive, both in and out of the classroom.”
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. Share Our Strength launched No Kid Hungry in 2010.