Hartford School Food Service Team: Devoted to Cooking From Their Hearts
Angela Glover, Director of Food Service at Hartford Public Schools in southwest Michigan, knows about team work. She and her staff of 12 food service workers prepare more than 1,500 meals a day for their students. For Angela and her staff, feeding children is about more than churning out meal after meal. They cook from their hearts, participate in school activities and are completely devoted to providing nutritious and delicious food for their students.
We asked Angela about Hartford’s food service program, her staff and what it means to feed these growing kids.
MMM: What is your favorite part of your job?
A: Feeding students, seeing them every day and learning their names. We all see past students who recognizes us forever as their lunch lady!
MMM: Why are school meals important to your students?
A: They look forward to them because we provide delicious nutrition in a variety of ways. We are a constant in their lives and are always glad to see them.
MMM: Milk consumption with school meals is declining in Michigan; why do you make sure milk is available with school meals?
A: Because it is so important for the students to have the nutrients in milk. White and chocolate milk is offered by choice with the meal and our students want to have it.
MMM: You were able to attend the Kalamazoo Growlers baseball game on June 22 and sit in the Milk Means More section; how was it?
A: We rarely experience events together outside of work. We were all extremely excited to make memories with each other and our families at the Growlers game.
Thank you to Angela and the entire Hartford foodservice staff for their dedication to children! Do you have a dairy devoted story? Share with us in the comments or on social media (@MilkMeansMore).