HOLCOMB — National anti-hunger campaign No Kid Hungry honored educators and administrators from school districts across the country this week with its 2019 School Breakfast Hall of Fame, which will include Holcomb USD 363 Food Service Director Linda Spence.
This year, the Hall of Fame includes nominees recognized for going above and beyond to make school breakfast possible for kids in need.
USD 363 Superintendent Scott Myers nominated Spence, praising her and Holcomb High School Principal Jason Johnson's institution of the second chance breakfast program at the school.
"I am so proud of Linda Spence for her vision and passion for ensuring all of our students start the day with a full stomach..." Myers said in a press release. "I know our students are so much better off due to Linda's efforts. We are fortunate to have Linda as a part of our team here in Holcomb."
According to a press release, research shows that hunger has long-term ramifications on children, including lower test scores, weaker attendance rates, and a higher risk of hospitalizations and chronic diseases. No Kid Hungry and its partners focus on school breakfast as a critical way to end childhood hunger.