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Cafeteria workers in Niagara Falls keep the meals going

Posted at 5:55 AM, Aug 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-27 06:13:29-04

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — Serving up cereal, milk, juice, yogurt, and a muffin for breakfast, and meatball subs with some green beans for lunch, the cafeteria workers at Niagara Falls High School are keeping their students full.

Since schools shut down in March, the Niagara Falls City School District has provided almost half a million meals to students.

“Our staff has done a great job and there are so many of them they see the need just as much as I do and you can see the difference in the child when they come up and pick up their lunch, it makes their day,” said Kevin Edwards, the food administrator at Niagara Falls Schools.

In just a few weeks, some students will be headed back to school.

The district is using a hybrid model, with 30 percent of students choosing to stay remote.

Many of the cafeteria workers say they will miss the kids but are proud they are able to provide them with a nutritious meal.

Students will eat breakfast and lunch six feet from each other when they are in school while remote students will come to the school to pick up their meals.

Starting Thursday, September 10th, students can come to pick up both lunch and breakfast at the main doors of Niagara Falls High School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“We are taking every precaution to keep kids safe,” Edwards said.