Maureen Rice Honored In Food Management's 55 K-12 Foodservice Heroes List

Congratulations to Maureen Rice, General Manager of Commack Public Schools, NY, for making Food Management's 55 K-12 Foodservice Heroes who made a difference over the past year. This is quite an accomplishment, and we couldn't be more proud.

Here's just a brief snippet of what Commack's Associate Superintendent for Business & Operations, Laura A. Newman, had to say about Rice:

"‘Maureen Rice has been our school lunch director in Commack School District for three years. I can honestly say we would not have had a successful school lunch program during this pandemic without her. Maureen not only continued to feed the children of our school district during a time when the governor closed schools...she rallied her staff and designed a program to produce delicious, healthy lunches. Since September, she has served more than 340,000 meals to our students. She does so with a smile, a ‘can do’ attitude and never asks anyone to do something she will not and does not do herself. She is caring, sensitive and truly loves her role in feeding our school children. Every day, no matter what new wrench we or the state throw her way, she makes it happen. Maureen never asks for thanks, never asks for praise or accolades; she simply does what she believes is right."

To read the testimonial and article in full, you can find it here: 55 K-12 Foodservice Heroes.