Circleville City Food Services Department Awarded Children’s Hunger Alliance Child Nutrition Award

Food Services Director and Human Resources Director Suzie Gerhardt and her team receive the honor from Rick Oxley of the Children’s Hunger Alliance.

Circleville City Schools Food Service Department has been awarded the Children’s Hunger Alliance’s Child Nutrition Award in recognition of their pandemic feeding response.

Founded in 1970, Children’s Hunger Alliance is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger.

The organization partners with organizations throughout Ohio to provide nutritious meals to at-risk children who need them most. Children’s Hunger Alliance helps day care providers, day care centers, local school districts and afterschool and summer programs provide balanced, healthy meals to children in their care. Their team of educators also deliver nutrition education and lead children in physical activities to provide a balanced approach to childhood health.

Circleville City Schools are thankful for our partnership with Children’s Hunger Alliance (CHA) as their support and technical assistance helps secure funding from No Kid Hungry. Through the partnership, CHA will continue to assist the school district as they look at ways to provide and sustain alternative means to serve school meals now and beyond the challenges of the pandemic. School looks different this year for millions of students across America, but whether they’re learning in a classroom or online, kids need nutritious food to reach their full potential.

Mrs. Gerhardt and her team will long be remembered for their herculean efforts in feeding kids when the state of education and the globe were turned upside down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are incredibly grateful for all of our Food Services Team’s efforts over the past year in helping to make sure no child goes hungry with our remote meal initiatives.