​Our Heroes 

In reflection of this past year, the Office of School and Community Nutrition Programs would like to recognize Child Nutrition staff as our heroes!  As part of an ongoing series, we're highlighting the outstanding work of Maryland's Nutrition Heroes.

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"It's the right thing to do."-Scott Heckert, Supervisor of Food and Nutrition at Cecil County Public Schools.  Scott personally delivered meals to families who were unable to visit an area meal pick-up site, ensuring their children still had acess to meals.

Shout out to Scott Heckert, Supervisor of Food and Nutrition at Cecil County Public Schools!

Scott has been the Supervisor of Food and Nutrition at Cecil County Public Schools (CCPS) for 5 years.

Alongside the CCPS Food and Nutrition staff, Scott has gone above and beyond to help children and their families maintain access to school food during the pandemic.  Scott worked with families in extenuating circumstances, which limited their ability to travel to a food pick-up site to receive free school meals.  For nearly a year, Scott has personally made home deliveries to these families each week, ensuring that children were still able to enjoy the provided school meal, in a safe method.

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