NYC charter school system serving school lunches made from scratch

KIPP NYC ditched a food vendor nearly a decade ago after noticing their kids weren’t finishing their meals. The charter school system has a student-worker program where around 25 high schoolers ditch their lunch period to lend a hand in prepping the food.

Asha McKenzie and Adolfo Carrion

Apr 17, 2024, 10:14 PM

Updated 23 days ago

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A charter school system in New York City is leveling up their lunches for the student body.
KIPP NYC ditched a food vendor nearly a decade ago after noticing their kids weren’t finishing their meals. Now, they’ve got chefs in the kitchen making delicious food from scratch.
The charter school system has a student-worker program, where around 25 high schoolers ditch their lunch period to lend a hand in prepping the food.
Wednesday was "Chili and Chicken Po' Boy Day" at KIPP All Middle School and KIPP Elements Primary School – and fresh meals like these are offered at 10 of 18 KIPP NYC schools and counting.


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