• COVID-19 MEAL PLAN

    To ensure the students of Franklin County Schools continue to receive healthy and nutritious meals during the time schools are closed in response to COVID-19, Franklin County Schools will be providing breakfasts and lunches free of charge to students and anyone 18 and younger.  This Meal Plan will resume May 2nd with meals being served on May 2nd, May 9th, May 16th and May 23rd from 10:00 a.m. - 12 noon. 

    Meals will be prepared at each school cafeteria by Franklin County Schools CNP staff.  All Alabama Department of Public Health and USDA procedures and guidelines for meal prep, storage, service and sanitation will be observed.

    Meals will be available through car-line pickup only.

    Meals will be served in your school’s drop-off/pick-up line.  Some of the lines will be reversed to make serving easier.  There will be personnel on each campus to guide traffic flow.  Please follow their direction at all times and DO NOT get out of your vehicle while on campus.  At the point of pick-up, someone will bring meals to your car for all children in the car.

     SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST BE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES.

     

     

  • USDA Announces Online Tool to Help Families Find Meals for Kids During COVID-19 Emergency

     

    Interactive map finds free meals during school closures

    WASHINGTON, April 3, 2020 –The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the launch of an online tool – the “Meals for Kids” Site Finder – to help families find meals for children while schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic. This is the latest in a series of swift actions USDA has taken to keep children and low-income individuals fed during the ongoing health crisis. 

    The “Meals for Kids” interactive map directs people to local sites where kids can get free meals. The site finder currently lists more than 20,000 meal sites from 23 states, and more sites will be added as states submit data each week. The map is available in both English and Spanish at www.fns.usda.gov/meals4kids

    “The Trump Administration is committed to ensuring that America’s children get the nutrition they need during this difficult time. Given that millions of kids rely on school meals as their main source of nutrition, ‘Meals for Kids’ will be an invaluable resource to keep kids fed and healthy,” said USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services Brandon Lipps. “Public-private partnerships can be a powerful tool in maximizing the reach of our programs. We’re committed to exploring all innovative solutions that make it easier for children to get the food they need.”  

     

    Since the outset of the coronavirus outbreak, USDA has provided states with broad flexibilities to ensure the continuation of meal service during COVID-19 related school closures. These actions include: 

    • Granting nationwide waivers allowing parents to pick-up meals for their kids in all states; 

    • Allowing states to operate meal sites that are open to all children, in all areas, including those that are not low-income (i.e. where less than 50% of children receive free or reduced-price meals); 

    • Delaying administrative deadlines associated with the Community Eligibility Provision and other monitoring and reporting requirements to ease burdens on schools that are currently closed due to COVID-19; 

    • Making it easier for sites to provide multiple meals at once by waiving meal times requirements; and 

    • Waiving requirement that afterschool meals and snacks served through certain programs include educational activities, in order to minimize exposure to the coronavirus. 

    As a reminder to all Americans, the USDA National Hunger Hotline remains a helpful resource for people seeking food assistance. The hotline, operated by Hunger Free America, can be reached Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish). 

    To learn more about FNS’s response to COVID-19, visit www.fns.usda.gov/coronavirus and follow us on Twitter at @USDANutrition

    USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) administers 15 nutrition assistance programs that leverage American’s agricultural abundance to ensure children and low-income individuals and families have nutritious food to eat. FNS also co-develops the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which provide science-based nutrition recommendations and serve as the cornerstone of federal nutrition policy. 

     

     

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

  • Thank you Betty Mahan for 60 years of dedicated service to Vina High School and community.

     

    Betty Mahan was recently honored at the CNP Spring Directors meeting in Montgomery, Alabama.

    Betty started working in the Vina Cafeteria in 1960. Her starting pay was $2.00 per day.

    In 1966 the county started building the cafeteria that Betty works in now; and in 1968 they moved in and began to serve students

    Betty did not know how to drive when Monroe passed away. She taught herself.  She is a very strong woman. She broke her leg November 2, 2017 while delivering breakfast in the classroom.  The cart she was pulling ran over her.  Doctor’s prescribed 6-8 weeks of rehabilitation.  Betty was back home after 3 weeks.

     The Vina School burned in 1981 but the cafeteria remained intact. The students had classes in the cafeteria during the rebuilding of the school.

     To this day, Betty still enjoys mowing her lawn and working in her yard. She also enjoys spending time with her cats and tending her chickens.

     Betty has served four generations of students. She has worked with:

    ·         Four different CNP Directors

    ·         Ten different Principals

    ·         Six Different Superintendents

    ·         Five Different Managers

     

    We all love and appreciate you Miss Betty!

CNP State Director June Barrett-Owens, Betty Mahan and Superintendent Greg Hamilton
CNP Staff attended State Meeting