Photo by Cecily Gibson and Trinity Moore
September 4, 2019 - The Center High School Culinary Department, Southwest Foods and the local Meals on Wheels program are partnering for the third year to provide weekend meals for senior citizens.
Culinary students Jorge Valdez, Alexa Morales and Andrea Morales have launched this year's program by working with Southwest Food staff to package and freeze un-served food each day after lunch; meals are picked up by Meal-on-Wheels staff at the end of the week.
Recovered, frozen meals are delivered with Friday's lunch and available for weekend consumption to bridge the Saturday-Sunday meal gap for program participants. During the 2018-19 school year, 6,225 meals were recovered and shared through the program!
From left to right: Alexa Morales, Jorge Valdez, and Andrea Morales (Photo by Adam Ramirez)