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School Lunch Hero Day May 1st

Gainesville ISD’s school nutrition staff strive to make lunchtime the favorite part of every students day. From their friendly greetings in the cafeteria and the love they serve with every students meal, to how they encourage kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, school nutrition professionals are true heroes. Since the beginning of the nation’s coronavirus health crisis, Aramark’s nutrition staff have safely delivered more than 18.2 million free meals to students, and continue to deliver one million meals daily.


In honor of School Lunch Heroes Day (May 1), Gainesville ISD is honoring the people who have stepped up to feed students during this unprecedented time, by inviting students and families to show their appreciation for their school nutrition staff when they pick up their meals:

·         Making thank you card to drop off at meal pick up

·         Designing a poster with a favorite school meal

·         Post a video recording of students appreciation and tag @GainesvilleISD and @Aramark

·         Having students dress up as their favorite superhero while picking up their meal(s)

·         Decorating vehicles for meal pick up

·         Decorating buses involved in community meal distribution

·         Tagging @Aramark and use #HeroesWearHairnets in photos and events on Twitter and Facebook


School Lunch Hero Day provides an opportunity for parents, students, school staff and communities to thank those who provide healthy meals to nearly 30 million of America’s students each school day. This day, celebrated annually since 2013, was designated by The School Nutrition Association and Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the “Lunch Lady” graphic novel series. 


To find out more about Gainesville ISD meals, visit