HAMMOND – The City of Hammond School honors its food service staff Friday as part of an eight-year tradition to thank those who serve city students.
This spring, School Lunch Heroes Day looks different.
Under existing social distance guidelines amid a new coronavirus pandemic, food service workers at the School City of Hammond have changed their services.
Instead of serving hot food at school, the Hammond food service team provides fast food that families can prepare at home, including everything from pancakes to ribs sandwiches.
Food comes with instructions on how to be heated and how long they can be stored after giving birth.
“We are really doing good,” said Christine Clarah, director of food and nutrition services for the school town. “We have high-quality food in our district.”
In Hammond, breakfast and lunch are distributed from 10:30 to 11:30 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The receiving family can receive two meals on Monday and Wednesday, and one on Friday.
The district’s food service team has operated roadside pick-up from six Hammond primary schools since March 16 – the same week that schools were ordered to be closed throughout the state.