Outside Interests

When you have excess capacity, you want to use it. That is a mantra for any well-managed enterprise.

New York's SchoolFood Department is no exception. It currently serves 179 outside clients such as private schools plus 52 charter schools that are quasi-independent of the public school system.

Shawanda Charles not only manages the outside business as director of special programs but is also responsible for finding new clients (she also oversees the programs that dispense some

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