Fortune Schools was established in 1989 with the mission to graduate high achieving students of good character prepared for college and citizenship in a democratic society. Thirty-four years later, the Fortune team works tirelessly towards making that mission a reality for their students. We all know that learning starts when hunger ends. It was our great pleasure recently to see a true school lunch hero, Miss. J. in action. Here is her story:
What is your role at FortuneSchools?
I am the Food Service Manager.
Who do you work closely with throughout your school or district to make decisions about your nutrition program?
I work with Mallory Arevalos who is our Director of Fiscal Services.
What are your top 4 goals for your food nutrition program?
1. To ensure the health and safety of our scholars.
2. To create positive attitudes toward good nutrition.
3. To ensure service exceeds the district’s expectation.
4. To have 100% participation.
How have your students responded to the meal program offered at Fortune?
My scholars are so funny and very vocal. We were trying a new lunch item, and I asked the scholars what they thought, and they said it was “bussin.” I was initially confused, but then they told me that it meant they liked it.
What keeps you coming to work each day or inspires you the most about what you do?
I would have to say, for me, it’s the scholars; no matter what campus I am visiting, they always make it a point to brighten my day.
Thank you Miss. J. for all of your hard work and dedication. You are making a difference in the lives of the students with the meals you serve!