AeroSTEM Academy developing food nutrition program

May 17—AeroSTEM Academy is working towards having their very own meals vitamin program and is looking for the neighborhood’s assist in getting it off the bottom.

Nikki Fous, meals service supervisor, mentioned the academy has sometimes had meals offered by one other college district and is now working by the method for their very own program.

“What we needed to do to make us much more unbiased as AeroSTEM Academy, we needed to develop our personal lunch program,” Fous mentioned. “We’ve been working alongside the California Department of Education, USDA and doing all the right hoops to really type our personal program.”

The academy is positioned on the Sutter County Airport and Fous mentioned they’re in negotiations with the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds for extra classroom house in addition to the kitchen for subsequent college yr. She mentioned since some college students will probably be on the fairgrounds and others on the location on the airport, they are going to be serving meals at two websites.

“(Since we) cannot increase so shortly on the airport property, the short-term resolution is come again over right here to the fairgrounds,” Fous mentioned.

But, since it’s their first time having their very own meal program, the varsity would not have the required kitchen tools.

The kitchen on the fairgrounds is licensed, she mentioned, however has restricted tools in the mean time.

“There are grants we’ll go for once they open up however within the meantime we’re asking our neighborhood members if they could have something that we would be capable to use,” Fous mentioned. “…We are in want of the whole lot from chrome steel mixing bowls, knives to refrigeration and freezers, ovens and the rest you would possibly consider to assist us make scrumptious college meals.”

She mentioned they’re keen to select up donations or keen to debate discounted costs on used tools. They are a nonprofit as nicely and might present a tax ID to anybody who needs it.

“The proportion of kids that actually depend on college lunches is very large and in simply with the ability to make a enjoyable meal for these children — even when it is nonetheless taking residence a bag of meals — I really feel so pleased that I’m going to have the ability to do this,” Fous mentioned.

She mentioned they plan to have the meals vitamin program began for the subsequent college yr, which begins in mid-August.

“I place confidence in all of us as a neighborhood, I feel we’re actually robust in coming collectively in occasions of want,” Fous mentioned.

Those excited about donating can contact Fous at AeroSTEM Academy at 742-2531, or by messaging the varsity’s Facebook web page.

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