Honoring School Lunch Heroes

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Hillsborough County lunch room workers prepare to distribute food to parents of students Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at the Brandon High School in Brandon, Fla. Hillsborough County Schools have stopped daily breakfast and lunch pickups for students and are distributing a week's worth of food one day a week. The change was to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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Hillsborough County lunch room workers prepare to distribute food to parents of students Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at the Brandon High School in Brandon, Fla. Hillsborough County Schools have stopped daily breakfast and lunch pickups for students and are distributing a week’s worth of food one day a week. The change was to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

May 1 is National School Lunch Hero Day, honoring the thousands of workers who prepare breakfast and lunch for tens of millions of students who rely on school meals for daily nutrition and sustenance.

April Ryan speaks with Belinda Oakley, CEO of Chartwells K12, which employs 16,000 food service workers and feeds over 2 million children daily, about the challenge of relieving the strain on families who face food insecurity, and delivering thousands of meals weekly.

Click ▶️ to listen to AURN Washington Bureau Chief April Ryan’s White House Report:

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