If you live in Forest Park, Greenhills or Springfield Township, there is a good chance you have seen a beautifully designed “Nutrition is the Mission” bus eagerly awaiting to serve free delicious meals. During the summer, Winton Woods City Schools (WWCS) continued its mission to serve nutrition by distributing over 20,000 meals to students in the community.
Over the span of eight weeks, WWCS principals and other administrative staff were present every Saturday to join in and support this impactful program. “I rode the bus and was delighted to see and stay connected with my students throughout the summer,” said Winton Woods Primary North Principal Kevin Jones. “Their facial expressions showed me that they enjoyed the nutritional food choices and appreciate the service that our district is providing them.”
“I feel that having the ‘Nutrition is the Mission’ bus utilized six days a week throughout the summer has dramatically widened the area of service for our kids,” said Winton Woods Intermediate School Principal Jeremy Day. “It was nice to see so many families coming out to take advantage of the service that our district has provided.”
Director of Student Services Tonya Bray said, “It is important for our students to see that we care and want them to succeed not only in the classroom, but during non-traditional hours as well. This bus is for all students and proves that our staff upholds its motto, ‘Ensuring all students achieve their highest potential’, inside and outside our four walls.”
For the meal distribution vehicle’s last stop of the summer, on Saturday, July 27, staff greeted the community in superhero costumes and with free ice cream. The Winton Woods High School varsity football team and WeThrive! were also present to participate in a fun game of flag football.
For more information and to see the “Nutrition is the mission” bus video, go to www.wintonwoods.org/Content/592. We will be making stops in the summer of 2020.