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The Nutrition Group Awards Student Employees
$5,000 Student Worker Grants for 2022!
The Nutrition Group provides students every opportunity to thrive and learn, not just in the classroom.
Irwin, PA – June 20, 2022 – Students Meredith Carper of Tyrone Area School District, and Thomas Kokinda of Panther Valley School District both received a student grant for $5,000 from The Nutrition Group, the district’s food service management provider. The grant was given in recognition of their strong efforts as afterschool student workers for the company and to use towards the college, trade, or vocational school of her choice.
“We are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to our young workers” said Jessica Anzelone, Managing Partner at The Nutrition Group. “It is a way for our company to give back to our student employees and show them that they are important individuals who we value and want to see succeed.”
This grant provides extra funding for student workers to pursue the education they want and deserve. As higher education costs rise, The Nutrition Group recognizes the importance of seeking new ways to fund their student workers as an incentive to keep them going through with their future plans.
“Our student employees’ hard work does not go unnoticed” said Nancy Kohl, President. “This student grant opens so many different doors to our young student workers, allowing them to move forward on their career path with a helpful boost in financial aid. The students we serve are not just our customers during school hours, but they also work after hours as a part of our family here at The Nutrition Group as well.”
About The Nutrition Group
Since 1975, The Nutrition Group’s mission has been simple: Caring for People. Serving Great Food. Our dedicated team works together to customize menus and deliver the best products to the end consumer. Currently serving more than 250 school districts across 7 states, we aim to satisfy customers and build fulfilled, trusting relationships one meal and facility at a time. We are a people company committed to delivering the absolute best every day.
Food shortage impacting local school lunches
September 28, 2021 – The Nutrition Group, which manages lunchrooms in six states and in 22 Valley schools, said the food shortage is a result of the labor shortage; one shortage leading to another, making it a lot harder to write up school lunch menus.
The service industry continues to see a food shortage and the school lunch cafeteria is not immune.
“I talked to just about every superintendent in the county yesterday,” Dr. Traci Hostetler, Superintendent of the Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio said, “And I also talked to several in Columbiana County, and every single one of them said they’re experiencing this shortage.”
Food service directors report shortages of pepperoni, chicken, bread and pizza dough among others.
“We never really know if it’s going to be available,” Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Food Service Director Jennifer Schiraldi said, “Sometimes I will place an order, and it says it’s in stock, and then my order ship goes up and…out of stock.”
While pepperoni is totally out of the mix for now, kids are still getting most backlogged items because schools like MCCTC that feed over 500 students said they are making it work by switching to available brands or whipping up something new.
“Instead of pepperoni on our pizza, we’ve been doing bbq chicken pizza, or buffalo chicken pizza,” Schiraldi said.
The Nutrition Group, which manages lunchrooms in six states and in 22 Valley schools, said the food shortage is a result of the labor shortage; one shortage leading to another, making it a lot harder to write up school lunch menus.
“It all goes back to the labor,” Kevin Rindock, The Nutrition Group Vice President of K12 said, “Whether it be the truck drivers, getting the food from the manufacturers to the distributors, or getting the food from the distributors to the school districts…that seems to be our biggest challenges.”
Rindock said he does not see the problem going away for “quite a few months.”
“The issues we’re facing with the food shortages is something we’ve never seen nor did we expect it,” he said.
The Nutrition Group which manages lunchrooms in six states and 22 Valley schools – says the food shortage is a result of the labor shortage. One shortage leading to another – making it a lot harder to write up school lunch menus.