Every other year, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s Child Nutrition Team recognizes partners that display dedication to and excellence in child nutrition programs.
This year, LuAnn Fee, food service director at Armstrong School District, was the awardee for the region of Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence counties.
“Working with LuAnn has been an honor,” said Tabitha Reefer, child nutrition outreach coordinator for Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence counties at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, in a press release. “Her passion for ensuring that kids have access to healthy, delicious meals all year round is unparalleled.”
With over 30 years of service, Fee has been an advocate for children her entire career. She is a respected leader in the school district food service community and acts as a mentor to new food service directors in throughout Pennsylvania. Fee has grown Armstrong School District’s nutrition programs by increasing choices at meals, implementing menus that students enjoy, and leading the district to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision, which allows all elementary students to have access to free meals. Even when school is out of session, Fee ensures that children have access to meals throughout the district. In 2019, Fee added nine new Summer Food Service Program sites in the district, which helped lead to a 74 percent increase in meals served.
“Mrs. Fee has been an important member of the leadership team of the Armstrong School District and has always kept the interests of the students and her employees a priority. She will be missed and we wish her many enjoyable years in her retirement years,” Reefer said.
Fee is retiring from Armstrong School District on June 30. Fee and her husband, Stephen, reside in Indiana County. Her daughter, Tamara Bork, and son-in-law, David Bork, reside in Homer City.