5 silver linings from this week: July 3 edition

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Community members and noncommercial operators are continuing to help each other out as July gets underway. Here are five silver linings we spotted this week. 

1.  Giving thanks 

An eighth-grader at Beacon Middle School in Lewes, Del., and her brother took the time to write and deliver 110 thank-you notes to school nutrition staff and volunteers to show appreciation for their efforts to make sure students had access to meals throughout the pandemic. 

Read the full story at capegazette.com

2. Food for furloughed employees 

James Madison University’s dining team, which is managed by Aramark, has been serving weekly meals to its furloughed employees. Furloughed associates are able to stop by the Harrisonburg, Va., campus once a week and pick up a chicken dinner that serves four. 

Read the full story at whsv.com

3. Doing away with meal debt 

A local organization has raised $45,601 to go towards Prince William County School District’s meal debt. Students at over 20 schools located throughout Prince William County, Va., will be starting the upcoming school year meal debt free. 

Read the full story at localdvm.com

4. A snapshot in time

Staff at Lompoc Valley Medical Center in Lompoc, Calif., gathered at the hospital’s cafe to celebrate the medical center’s 10-year anniversary. Attendees enjoyed cake and refreshments and also installed a time capsule filled with staff mementos to be opened 50 years from now. 

Read the full story at syvnews.com

5. Making Fridays a little more fun 

Chichester School District in Aston, Pa., has partnered with a nearby church to offer a “Fun Friday” program through which students can pick up meals from the district’s nutrition team to last them through the weekend, along with activity books, puzzles and toys. 

Read the full story at delcotimes.com

Have a silver lining you’d like to share? Let me know at bgingerella@winsightmedia.com.

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