Fox Elementary Meal Balance Donation

Fox Elementary Nutrition Receives Donation to Pay Meal Balances
Posted on 02/13/2020
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{Feb. 13, 2020} ARNOLD, MO – On Wednesday, February 12, 2020, Fox Elementary Principal, Lisa Sell and Fox C-6 Director of Nutrition, accepted a check for $2,451.64 to pay the overdue meal balance for all students at Fox Elementary School. The funds were donated by the non-profit organization RukaNade.

Throughout the school year, the Fox Food & Nutrition Department has operated a program called Feed it Forward to help pay overdue meal balances for students in Fox C-6. “Fox School Food & Nutrition Services is very grateful for Rukanade's donation to help Feed it Forward for our students at Fox Elementary,” said Gail Jones, Fox C-6 Director of Nutrition. “School meals play a vital role in the success of our students by decreasing absenteeism, increasing attention span and better performance on tests. This donation will help continue to feed our students without families worrying about how to pay for meals.”

RukaNade is a non-profit organization founded in January of 2017 dedicated to supporting the local St. Louis community, along with communities in Bosnia. “We are trying to provide donations to as many South County area schools as possible,” said Nermana Huskic, Founder and Executive Director of RukaNade. “Children are so important. We don’t want kids and families to stress about paying for school lunch."

RukaNade, translated from Bosnian means  “Hands of Hope”. The organization hopes to be able to continue this donation program with schools around the St. Louis area. For more information about RukaNade, visit their website, To learn more about the Fox C-6 Nutrition Department’s Feed it Forward program, contact Gail Jones, Director of Food Service, at

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