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School Lunch Hero Day, 2020
School Lunch Hero Day, 2020
Posted on 05/01/2020
On May 1, Nutrition staff members at every school received a hand-delivered 'thank you' note!By: Benjamin Rickert, BCS Communications

During Friday's School Lunch Hero Day, Buncombe County Schools Nutrition staff members at every school received a hand-delivered note! It was a wonderful way to end the week and show appreciation to the men and women who have served more than half a million meals to children since our community was affected by the coronavirus pandemic in March.

“They are proud of what they are doing and smiled from ear to ear,” said child nutrition director Ms. Lisa Payne. “I loved that we were able to take the time to see the smiling faces of our dedicated staff.”

The special notes had a cartoonish ‘hero’ theme with messages like, “Happy School Lunch Hero Day with extra helpings of gratitude,” and “Thank you for being my School Lunch Hero! I salute you!”

“It was incredible to brighten their day and to let them know that they are truly the heroes,” Payne added.

It’s always a good time to take a moment to thank the nutrition staff in your school!

Here are just a few of the many stories of BCS Nutrition staff making a difference in our community since schools closed for in-person student instruction due to COVID-19:

1,400 Meals Served Daily at North Windy Ridge
• Served With Care: Meals for Students
Marathon Meal Service Continues at Oakley
Meals with a Smile in Black Mountain
Dedicated Staff Deliver Meals to Families
The Meals on the Bus Go 'Round and 'Round
Meals that Matter: Nutrition Efforts Continue Countywide
50,000 Meals Served to Area Students
Meals Available During School Closures

Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin,, 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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