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Custer County Chronicle: Honoring our Vets

By |November 20th, 2017|

Several of our food service directors plan Veterans Day meals at their school districts where students invite past and present members of the military to eat lunch with them. It's a touching tradition that brings communities together, and it's no surprise that the lunches are a hit with children and adults alike. This year, Custer [...]

Big Sioux Media: Dell Rapids students learning about locally grown foods one bite at a time

By |October 23rd, 2017|

We love to work with local growers to serve the freshest, tastiest produce to students! Big Sioux Media out of Dell Rapids, SD, recently ran a great article about apples from Hoversten Orchard in Brandon, SD, being served to Dell Rapids Public School students the first two months of school. Read on to learn more [...]

National School Lunch Week in Spearfish, SD: Not all “Hometown Heroes” wear capes

By |October 12th, 2017|

Many thanks to KNBN-TV Newscenter1 and KOTA Territory News out of Rapid City, SD, for coming out to do features on this unique Hometown Heroes event, where police officers, fire fighters and other officials served lunch to students in celebration of National School Lunch Week. Organized by Food Service Director Coree Walker, the Hometown Hero volunteers [...]

Sioux City Journal: Unique treats and healthy eats from a school lunchroom chef

By |September 12th, 2017|

The Sioux City Journal recently published this wonderful feature by reporter Earl Horlyk about our menu research and development chef, Ali Lampman, and the role she has taken to ensure our menus are full of healthy, delicious meals that kids like. Our chefs, who cook up food in front of students inside many school district [...]

Shucking corn connects student lunches from farm to fork

By |September 5th, 2017|

Through our monthly Farmers Market Selections program, our school districts partner with local farmers to bring locally grown fruits and vegetables to students' lunch trays. Our vegetable for August was sweet corn, and in many school districts we've helped make arrangements for students to shuck the corn themselves. What a great way for them to [...]

New lunch programs open in Iowa & Nebraska!

By |September 1st, 2017|

Lunchtime Solutions Inc. staff have been busy! We jumped into our 20th school year with five new school lunch programs to operate, bringing our total number of operations to more than 50. Our regional and area directors, along with general office staff, fanned out across two states to help these new kitchens implement [...]

Sioux City Journal: Dakota Dunes school lunch business finds recipe for success

By |June 1st, 2017|

Over Memorial Day weekend, the Sioux City Journal in Sioux City, Iowa, ran this great in-depth feature by business reporter Ty Rushing on Lunchtime Solutions, including some of our top executives' favorite meals served at our schools. It was awesome being represented in our hometown media on the front page of the Sunday business section! [...]

School’s out for summer!

By |May 26th, 2017|

Lunchtime Solutions food service staff members know how to send students off right with end-of-the-year activities! At Storm Lake (IA) Elementary School, grass-skirted LSI staff arranged a luau for students at lunch time. Tropical fruits were served on the Fruit and Veggie Bar, and many fun photo opportunities with Penelope Pineapple were provided for the kids. Food [...]

Norfolk Daily News: Reviews are positive for new school lunches

By |April 26th, 2017|

Nearly a year into Lunchtime Solutions' new food service program at Norfolk (NE) Public Schools, the Norfolk Daily News took a look at the services we provide. Thanks to Norfolk Public Schools and our wonderful kitchen staff for taking lunch to the next level!  

Lunchtime Solutions food service staff protect children with food allergies

By |April 24th, 2017|

KSNB Video Journalist Chase Houle recently did this story in Hastings, NE, on the rise in child food allergies. He featured our Area Director Susan Gracey, who oversees food service operations for Hastings and other area school districts. She spoke to him about our protocols for preventing cross-contamination and protecting students with food allergies. Check [...]