Missy Hanner is the cafeteria manager at Lee Summit North (LSN) and Missouri's Manager of the Year. The staff together distributed over 400,000 meals since COVID closed down their district. She sees her role as “getting to know people around me, my team and the administration, trying to see what I can do to make things easier or better for them and to create a work environment that is pleasurable”. Each day, Hanner served about 75 students at an apartment complex and hundreds at the Lee’s Summit North parking lot, handing the pre-packed bags out at the bus and through car windows. “That was just my bus. My bus alone (did) about 1,000 meals (each day) when you think of breakfast and lunch,” Hanner said. As of June 3, Hanner’s bus had given out 44,828 breakfasts and lunches. Overall, the district gave out 233,858 meals in that time period.
Secretary Sonny Perdue is extending the waiver to allow LSN to feed all student breakfast and lunch free until Dec 31 or until funding allows.