A few of the supplies that AWG Food Service Co-Chair Dean Hamburg will be using to feed some 2,000 AWG athletes next week .
Under the guidance of Dean Hamburg and Dan Hastings, AWG Co-Chairs of the Food Service committee, 75 dedicated food service volunteers will make and serve in excess of 6,000 meals a day plus snacks, commencing Saturday with the arrival of young athletes from the global north. Dean and his team will be handling some 15,000 pounds of fresh produce, 10,000 gallons of milk, 50,000 portions of bread products to accompany another 50,000 4 ounce protein portions. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District warehouse and freezer is stacked with some 45 pallets of food and support supplies that have been donated from various sources. Matanuska Maid has donated the milk and yogurt products, Diamond M Ranch has contributed more than 600 pounds of locally grown meat products, Kenai Wild some 600 pounds of Alaskan Salmon, Kellogg’s more than 240 cases of cereals and Coca Cola over 52,000 bottled beverages, just to mention a few.
“We’re well equipped in the School District both in our kitchen and our frozen and dried food facilities for our ongoing USDA program, but the volunteer and business community support for this event is truly exciting. There is nothing more rewarding then being part of this team that is supplying an important part of the nutrition for our students and the AWG athletes,” said Dean Hamburg, KPBSD Student Nutrition Administrator.
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