For Keith Nance, being superintendent at a rural school system doesn’t just mean keeping kids learning— it means keeping them fed, too.
A central part of his school's mission is making sure students are getting what they need for success. In a district where 35-40% of families get free and reduced price lunch, a big part of that is giving them healthy food to keep them fueled up.
When COVID hit, the school couldn’t distribute that food to kids at school the way it used to— so Mr. Nance and the school nutritionist Joni Muchler found a new way, with help from bus drivers, school staff, and community volunteers.
And they didn’t stop at the school kids— they fed younger kids, parents and grandparents during the shutdown, to keep everyone going strong.
Learn more about the ways local food is changing the game in rural Indiana here: rural.indiana.edu/doc/2020-local-food-local-good-report.pdf