San Eli Child Nutrition Services Continues Serving
Our school nutrition professionals in the Department of Child Nutrition Services (CNS) have sprung into action and continue hard at work cooking, preparing, and packaging meals.
Curbside meal service began on the first day of school on August 3 at each of the six schools in the district. A parent may pick up meals for their child at the serving site that is most convenient for them.
The CNS menu includes many of the hot entrees that students are accustomed to. Tamales, flautas, cheeseburgers, pizza, buffalo wings, and hand-rolled breakfast burritos are some of the delicious items that are being served.
The CNS employees have been the front-line personnel since the onset of the pandemic in the spring and throughout the summer months. The San Elizario CNS personnel served over 136,500 meals at Garcia-Enriquez Middle School through the Summer Food Service Program.
Raul Jacques, the Child Nutrition Services Director, said "Making meals accessible to all students, whether they are in school or learning virtually, helps them be ready to learn."
With approximately 3,200 students in the San Elizario Independent School District learning online, Jacques adds, "These are challenging times. We stand ready to do whatever it takes to support our students."
Left to right: Cynthia Sanchez, Judith Veloz, Mari Ramos, Leticia Cobayashi