Two Tuesdays a month, our students (and faculty and staff, as well) enjoy hearty hot lunches prepared with fresh, wholesome ingredients and lots of love by Emily Schurr and a host of parent volunteers.
Food prep starts around 8:30, and by the end of main lesson, the halls are filled with enticing aromas. While upper-grades students walk to the gym to get their lunches, lower-grades students are served in their classrooms or in the hallway immediately adjacent to their classroom. Preparing and serving these delicious meals is a labor-intensive process, and the apparent ease with which this group pulls everything together is inspiring.
Emily came to SGWS when her oldest son, Nathan, was three years old. He turns thirty this year. Emily also has a daughter, Hannah, who is a junior in college this year. Over her 27 years as an SGWS community member, Emily has worn many hats. She began the hot lunch program at SGWS approximately 13 years ago.
When the school first purchased this building, the kitchen was not in working order, nor did it have the necessary equipment. With Emily’s help, SGWS overcame those obstacles and began offering lunches in 1999. We’re grateful for the time and love Emily has given to our community.We’d also like to thank the volunteers who are here every Tuesday, and to invite you to join them! We’re always in need of more help, especially at serving time. You can find sign-up sheets posted by the parent mailboxes.