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2021 Out of School Time Meals Champions
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Congratulations to our cohort of Out of School Time Meals Champions!

We are pleased to introduce our cohort of Out of School Time Meals Champions! We selected these champions from applications submitted by individuals across the country, each one detailing impressive work to make sure that children have the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow when school is out. These champions represent the wide array of organizations and people providing meals nationwide through the Summer Food Service Program and the CACFP Afterschool Meals Program, from schools to food banks to YMCAs and more. Be on the lookout for these champions on upcoming webinars and at conferences like the 2022 National Child Nutrition Conference!

  • Lynsi Barnhill, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, Paducah Public Schools (KY)
  • Jennifer Brown, Director of School Food Service, Swain County Schools (NC)
  • Walter Campbell, Executive Director of Nutrition Services, Charleston County School District (SC)
  • Jeremy Hahn, Executive Vice President, Life360 Community Services (MO)
  • Nicole Lowe, Interim Sr. Director of Youth, Family, and Community Programs, YMCA of Greater Seattle (WA)
  • Constance Moore, Compliance Officer, YMCA of Memphis & The Mid-South (TN)
  • Brendia Moses, Community Resource and Wellness Director, KCEOC Community Action Partnership (KY)
  • Eugenie Sellier, Education Programs Director, Alabama Food Bank Association (AL)
  • Jeffrey Snyder, Chief Executive Officer, Osage Prairie YMCA (MO)
  • Melissa Weissler, Manager of Child Nutrition Programs, Operation Food Search (MO)
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2021 Out of School Time Meals Hall of Fame
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We received far more applications for the Out of School Time Meals Champions cohort than we had slots available, but we would also like to recognize the achievements of these individuals who are doing excellent work to feed kids out of school times.

Arizona

  • John Hohn, Executive Chef, Gap Ministries

Arkansas 

  • Jasmine Zandi, Be Mighty Coordinator, Central Arkansas Library System & Be Mighty Little Rock

California

  • Brianna Guerrero, Youth Meals Manager, Feeding San Diego

Florida

  • Ron Wise, Director Program Services, Treasure Coast Food Bank

Hawaiʻi

  • Janice Ikeda, Executive Director, Vibrant Hawaiʻi

Illinois 

  • Laun Dunn, Executive Director, United Way of Knox County

  • Valerie Koress, MS, RDN, Community Nutrition Program Coordinator, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Kansas

  • Debbi Davidson, Aquatic/Special Programs Director, Arkansas City Recreation Commission

Massachusetts

  • Cj Jeanmary, Director of Teen Programming & Food Coordinator, YMCA of Metro North

Michigan

  • Carrie Powell, Youth Outreach Director, Monroe Family YMCA

Minnesota

  • Annette Hendrickx Derouin, MPH, RD, SNS, Director of Food and Nutrition Services, Willmar, New London-Spicer, Montevideo and Community Christian Schools

Mississippi

  • Jami Ferrell, Food Program Director, Metropolitan YMCAs of MS - Jackson

New Mexico

  • Leanna McClure, Program Manager, The Food Depot

North Carolina

  • Lisa Altmann, SNS, School Nutrition Services Director, Rowan-Salisbury Schools
  • Nicole Caudill, MPH, Senior Manager of Community Meals, Providence, a program of Second Harvest Food Bank of NW North Carolina
  • Susan Craven, Assistant Director, Davidson County Public Library

North Dakota

  • Lorrie Thoemke, Vice President of Learning Centers, YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties

Ohio

  • Jessica Shelly, Director of Student Dining Services, Cincinnati Public Schools

Pennsylvania

  • Melissa L. Froehlich, SNS, Coordinator of School Nutrition Services, North Penn School District

South Carolina

  • Devon Andrews, Associate Director of Community Engagement, Charleston County Public Library
  • Kara Moore, Director of Child Hunger Programs, Lowcountry Food Bank

Virginia 

  • Angela Howell, District Supervisor, Suffolk Public Schools

Washington, D.C. (plus Maryland and Virginia)

  • Alexis Lahr, Sr. Manager, Afterschool & Summer Meals, The Capital Area Food Bank