An update from food services and wellness, February 2019: watch video tour of inside the Central Kitchen

Update from Food Services and Wellness

School menus online

Due to the snow closures this week, elementary print menus will be distributed to students next week.

Lunches for Tuesday, Feb. 19 and Wednesday, Feb. 20 have slightly changed.

Elementary lunch on Feb. 19 will be a chicken burger with potato wedges, or a turkey, turkey ham and cheese hoagie or a bagel bag.
Elementary lunch on Feb. 20 will be nachos with taco meat, shredded cheddar cheese and refried beans, or a turkey cheese sandwich or a bagel bag.

Middle and high school lunch on Feb. 19 will be a chicken burger with potato wedges, or a fish burger with fries/wedges, or the daily deli selection.
Middle and high school lunch on Feb. 20 will be nachos with taco meat, shredded cheddar cheese, refried beans and mexi rice, or a bacon cheeseburger with fries/wedges or the daily deli selection.

Our school menus can always be found online.


Hundreds of meals served during “Snowmaggedon 2019”

In what has been called Snowmaggedon or Snowpocalypse 2019, and during the subsequent closures in Bellingham Public Schools for five days straight, food services staff, along with dozens of volunteers, served up 1,777 lunches over three days at six locations across town. Students ate hamburgers, apples, cheese, sunflower seeds, crackers and milk, with a vegan curry as a non-meat alternative. A special thank you to the Common Threads Farm food educators who gave 150-plus hours of time to help deliver and hand out these lunches.


A tour of the Central Kitchen

Click here for a video tour of the inside of the new Central Kitchen. The state-of-the-art equipment is already operating, the learning space has been already been scheduled with trainings numerous times, and the food services office staff have moved in.


The Harvest of the Month and Cooking in the Classroom programs continue throughout the winter

During the winter months, students learned about apples in January and will learn about frozen berries this month in February. As a matter of fact, homemade berry vinaigrette was served on the Shuksan Middle School salad bar during the snow day lunches.

For more about these fruits and for a few featured recipes, visit the Whatcom Farm to School website.

Applesauce and borscht were two of the recipes that food educators from Common Threads Farm have been cooking up in classrooms. Read more about this innovative, fun cooking program online.

Reminder: online payments available

We regularly notify families about low or negative balances in student food services accounts. An easy way to add money to a food account is by making payments through the online system called MyPaymentsPlus Families can also continue to pay for school meals with cash or check at their school. First time registering? Visit our Food Services Online Payments webpage for step-by-step instructions.