Schools Add Breakfast Carts with Grant Funds

Schools Add Breakfast Carts with Grant Funds

Category : CCSD

Several guests and School Nutrition staff came out to see the new Grab n Go cart in action. From left, Torey Repetski, Child Nutrition Coordinator with Atlanta Community Food Bank; School Nutrition Director Tina Farmer; DRMS School Nutrition employee David Bergman and Assistant Manager Lory Dunham; Alicia Dickens, Manager of School Health and Wellness with the Dairy Alliance; School Nutrition Training Manager Tiffany Ridley and Coordinator Linda Dittrich.

Dean Rusk is one of the CCSD schools which implemented the “grab n go” breakfast program this year, where students can pick up a quick and portable breakfast on their way in from the bus. The program got a boost this week with the addition of a specialized cart to make it easier to load and transport food and beverages, as well as easily display them for quick access to students, made possible by grant funds.

Connor Billish checks out at the mobile cashier cart with Assistant Manager Lory Dunham after grabbing breakfast.

CCSD’s School Nutrition Department received a grant for $10,000 from the Atlanta Community Food Bank to purchase grab n go carts and accessories for the grab n go breakfast programs at Dean Rusk MS, Carmel ES, Clark Creek ES STEM Academy and Woodstock HS. The department also received grant funds from the Dairy Alliance to purchase grab n go carts and accessories for Macedonia ES and River Ridge HS. In addition, the Dairy Alliance sponsored a Grab n Go breakfast competition between Mill Creek MS and Dean Rusk MS, during National School Breakfast week in February; Dean Rusk was the winner and will receive a visit from Freddie the Falcon during the first week of May.