Lion’s Pride Award - Logan Myers
The Lower Moreland Township School District is pleased to be honoring the District’s Food Services Director, Ms. Logan Myers, with the Lion’s Pride Award for June 2021 for her tireless dedication to feeding and supporting our Lower Moreland students.
Logan, an employee of The Nutrition Group--our District food service contractor, has been an invaluable member of the Lower Moreland family since August 2018. In the last three years and especially during this last most extraordinary year, Logan has distinctively taken on the challenge of providing nutritious breakfasts and lunches to all students whether that child receives the meal from a school cafeteria line or has it placed in the trunk of his or her vehicle.
As of the end of April, Logan has already been responsible for the oversight of preparing and distributing over 133,000 breakfasts and lunches. And of those 133,000 meals, 62% of those meals were “pick-up” meals. That’s over 83,000 meals that were prepared, bagged, and ready for families to pick up after school hours. Logan took this responsibility seriously and never hesitated on being there for our families. She donned her beanie hat on the coldest of winter days or raincoat on the rainiest and greeted every family with her infectious smile and warmth. Likewise, her use of flyers tucked into the pick-up meals and careful maintenance of the Food Services webpage has provided our families with valuable food services information including meal distribution information, menus, and fun family activities that promote healthy eating choices.
Logan has also been integral in increasing the number of food options across all three buildings and providing opportunities for our students to try new foods during taste test days. Likewise she has managed the need to adjust how food is served this year in order to maintain the safest and cleanest serving and dining areas.
Logan, who travels between all three buildings, supervises all food service staff, is responsible for ordering and maintaining food inventory, and who serves as a member of the District’s Wellness Committee also always finds time to spread her kindness to the students of special education. Logan has opened her kitchens this year to several high school students who were unable to partake in external community based work experiences due to pandemic restrictions. During their kitchen time with her, they have learned and practiced valuable work related skills. Likewise, through the Pop-Up Restaurant experience, she has provided an opportunity for our students of special education to practice life skills by bringing an Italian Restaurant directly to them. This experience not only allowed the students to enjoy some delicious food, but also an opportunity to practice job and social skills. She has also over the years worked with our teachers of special education to develop lessons centered on measuring, safety, and kitchen cooperation to make pizza, cakepops, donuts, and holiday cookies.
Logan is pictured below accepting a $15,000 donation from Giant
Food Stores on behalf of the District's Nutrition Services Program.