SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— The San Francisco Unified District began serving freshly prepared, healthier meals to tens of thousands of students this week as it moves to improve nutrition.
A new meal provider contract with Oakland-based Revolution Foods went into effect as returned from winter break. The company’s CEO Kristin Gross Richmond said all of their food is made fresh daily and within a 24-hour period of being served so that it doesn’t have to be frozen.
Compliments filled the lunchroom at Tenderloin Elementary School when 4th graders said things like, “it’s really good,” and “it’s better.”
“From parents I’m hearing, ‘I don’t have to pack lunches for my kids anymore,’ and from students I’m hearing, ‘wow, this tastes like real food’. I think that kids say the darnedest things, but they’ll always tell the truth,’ Carranza said.
Revolution Foods currently serves about 200,000 meals a day in 11 states.