After a Shelby County Schools central nutrition services employee tested positive for coronavirus, students within the district stood to lose out on the community-wide distribution of meals indefinitely.
The nutrition program was preparing for 15,000 meals daily for at-risk students in need. With the risk of all those students losing out on meals, Memphians stepped up to the plate.
Among those were some of our very own Lausanne family.
In fact, all of our Sodexo staff stepped in to help. All-day Saturday, Sunday and this week, Brad McNeely, Frank Supergan, Matt Pearce and all the front line and back house servers can be found at Southwest Community College preparing meals, then distributing them to YMCA locations for further distribution and pickup.
Sodexo, Lausanne's food vendor, and the school as a whole strive to provide students with a wide variety of nutritious offerings each day by combining nutrition education, healthy menu options and product information. Partnering with Shelby County Schools and sharing that vision and passion for providing healthy meals when there was a need was an easy choice.
With the distribution of meals, Shelby County families will have access to items like frozen meat, fresh produce, breads, vegetables and fruit.
Thank you Lynx for helping out Memphis in this time of need. It's the Lausanne Way.
Speaking of helping those in need, here are some tips on how to help during this time of social distancing and self-isolation as well as some Lausanne family businesses you can continue to support.