School nutrition departments serve nearly 5 billion lunches each year, many to low-income families. And when school is out for the summer, so many children are left without a place to eat. That’s why the USDA’s summer feeding program started. While many think the program is only for schools, it’s open for other foodservice operations, including hospitals.
In this week’s podcast we speak with Andrew Bergman, manager of food service for the ProHealth Care System in Wisconsin, about starting the hospital’s summer feeding program, what it takes to run and what it’s meant to the community.