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Florence ISD Ensures Community Knows About Summer Meals

" Each year Lillian Barnet from Florence ISD contacts city council members and makes sure that information about the SFSP program is printed on the city water bill.

Lillian Barnet from Florence ISD is an expert at both reaching the masses and appealing to the masses. Lillian goes out of her way to ensure that everyone who needs to know about the SFSP program in her community is aware of this nutritional resource. Each year she contacts city council members and makes sure that information about the SFSP program is printed on the city water bill. Most families in her community receive a water bill, so it is ideal for spreading the word about the program.

People who hear about the program and eat at Florence Elementary enjoy the variety in the serving line, especially the salad bar. On any given day the salad bar at Florence Elementary can include lettuce, watermelon, honeydew, plums, potato salad, eggs, tomato, carrots, cucumber, eggs, cauliflower, and much more. 


Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

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Commissioner Sid Miller