Where did the summer go? It was a busy three months for the nutrition service department. We tested several recipes for homemade quick breads, muffins, biscuits, and new lunch menu items. We also participated in our first summer meal program that offered free meals to kids 18 years old and under. Each day we offered two or more entrée choices along with a full salad bar that showcased a variety of fresh local grown produce from Farm In The Dell and Brooke & Danny Christianson. We got a special treat from Lori and Tim Pender who picked corn early in the morning so our kids could have it at lunch that day. Can't get much fresher than that! It's been a fun summer getting to see the kids.
DGF Schools is participating in the Mn Free Meals. This means each student will receive one reimbursable breakfast and lunch meal each school day at no charge to the families. If students would like extras this is not covered under the Mn Free Meals so there will need to be funds in the student accounts to cover the extras.
We are continuing to expanding our Farm to Tray to build partnerships with our local farmers so our students can have access to healthy local foods. Make sure to check out our Local Connections to see who we are partnering with.
I'm excited to see our program grow this year to offer even more scratch cooking and local foods. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to feed your kids.
Any questions, concerns, or comment please don't hesitate to reach out to me at 218-477-6852 or email@example.com
DGF Director of Nutrition Service