TASD, Chartwells K12 to celebrate National School Lunch Hero Day May 6

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Pictured left to right: Erica York, Chrystal Russell, Samantha Coleman, Bryan McDonald, Brian Mitchell, Tracey Boyles, Chef Brad Pereira

TEXARKANA — The Texarkana Arkansas School District (TASD) and its food service partner Chartwells K12 will celebrate National School Lunch Hero Day on May 6.

TASD superintendent Dr. Becky Kesler said the food services team has been heroic with the way they provide food for the children.

“Our partnership with Chartwells has been amazing,” Dr. Kesler said. “The amount of work our food service team puts in each day for our school community has been nothing short of heroic.”

From the start of the school year to summer vacation, and even during the lockdowns, the cafeteria team worked hard to ensure kids in the Texarkana, Arkansas community had food.

“Whether they’re at the ready with a spoon, spatula, or welcoming smile, these school lunch heroes go above and beyond to not only serve foods kids love to eat, but to ensure that students leave our cafeterias happier and healthier than they came in,” district chef Brad Pereira. “As Chartwells celebrates a major milestone for our 25th Anniversary this year, we wanted to make this celebration even more special for our School Lunch Heroes.”


In honor of School Lunch Hero Day and their 25th Anniversary this year, Chartwells K12 is hosting a #HatsOfftoOurHeroes tribute for their teams, sending a special 25th Anniversary edition hat to every associate and nearly 2,500 copies of Krosoczka’s Lunch Lady 2-For-1 Special: The First Helping to every elementary school they serve.

The local Chartwells team is donating books to the libraries at Harmony Leadership Academy, Trice Elementary, Fairview Elementary, Kilpatrick Elementary, and North Heights Community School.