The two-part nutrition dream team prepares evening meals for students after school every day.

DUBLIN, Ga. – Dublin High School’s nutrition staff are working on their new “Dinner” program over time.

Pam Jones, Dublin City Schools nutrition director, works with the high school cafeteria manager, Ricketa Carr, to prepare dinner for the students.

“It started because of our superintendent, Dr. Fred Williams. When I was first called to this position, he came up to me and said he had heard about this great program of taking the kids after school, the athletes, whoever Anytime, could offer dinner you needed, you know in our area. “said Jones.

Carr starts her day around 6 a.m. to prepare for the daily school meals. She’s now working overtime, cooking around 50 to 60 extra meals every day at 2:30 p.m.

“It starts with putting it all together. Most of her favorite dishes are cheeseburgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, meatballs, and mashed potatoes. You have many different options,” said Carr.

“We want to help the parents, but most of all we want to make sure these students are getting good, nutritious meals. Some of our athletes like our soccer team. I’m sure they’ll eat again when they get home,” said Jones.

Meals are funded by the federal child and adult care program at no cost to the district. Carr says the extra hours are well worth making sure students get a good meal.

“They just keep reaching out to them to let them know of the gratitude and gratitude they give me. This makes me push 100% more to make sure they are happy and full,” said Carr.

“We don’t want any of our students or any of these communities to ever go hungry,” said Jones.

Carr delivers the meals to the sports teams according to the COVID-19 protocols. Meals are available to all students at Dublin City Schools. For more information on pick-up times, please contact Pam Jones at 478-353-8000.

Baldwin County also offers dinner meals through the federal program.