The Archdiocesan Office of Nutritional Development Services (NDS) has been a sponsor of the School Meals programs for over forty years. In the past five years, NDS has also assisted area schools with participation in the federally-funded Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP). […]
The Nutritional Development Services Loaves and Fishes summer newsletter 2014 includes information about the NDS programs feeding children in schools, after-school programs, child care centers, and other venues. Through our Community Food Program, the hungry […]
Only a fraction of the children who receive free or reduced-price school lunches are reached by the summer meals program. With summer on the horizon and this alarming gap in mind, Nutritional Development Services (NDS) was happy to host a recent meeting of local Summer Meal sponsors, Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) administrators, University of Pennsylvania’s Fox Leadership Executive Director, and Ms. Audrey Rowe, Administrator of Food and Nutrition Services for the United States Department of Agriculture. […]
When I am looking for a simple service project to do with a group of high school or college students, I’m always grateful knowing that NDS will make sure our snack bags get into the hands of children who need an encouraging word along with a bit of after-school protein. It helps us raise awareness about kids in need so close to home. And the NDS pickup policy is a life-saver! Thanks for helping us to help you feed the hungry!
Our students are arriving bright and early to satisfy their hunger! They are hungry for a great education and a well-balanced breakfast! At St. Francis de Sales, we are making sure that they get both thanks to NDS’ wonderful program.
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program has been the most exciting thing to happen at Gesu this year. Students are thoroughly enjoying tasting some fruits and vegetables that are totally new to them. They love listening to the morning announcements which explain the nutritional value and the history of the fruit and vegetable. This program has been invaluable to our healthy eating program.
Your meals are the best, and the kids love them!
The meals are nutritionally balanced for our children’s growing minds and bodies.
NDS is responsive and organized. Our organization has a long-standing relationship with NDS.
Excellent service, organized and timely, very nutritious and tasty, based on a previous relationship.
Satisfied with many years of service. Meals are nutritious and well packaged.
We are grateful for our connection with NDS Community Food Program. We know we can count on their food staples that help parents feed their children with nutritious selections. The regular food deliveries eliminate our anxieties about not having enough food and not sending people away without a respectful amount of food.