Advocate of the Year: Paula Angelucci
April 25, 2016
Over the next several days, we will spotlight our 2016 honorees of the year!
Paula Angelucci has worked tirelessly to improve the health and nutrition of Delaware’s school children for close to 30 years. She has been a staunch advocate for increasing access to school breakfast, and her district was among the first in Delaware to offer breakfast in the classroom using alternative methods such as grab and go and hallway breakfast kiosks.
Paula has always been the Food Bank of Delaware’s go-to person in Delaware’s school system to gain insight on how things work and whether new ideas would be a good fit. She has supported the Community Eligibility Provision from the start and will do whatever it takes to ensure that Delaware schoolchildren have access to nutritious meals both in and out of the classroom.
Paula has also supported farm-to-school initiatives and was an early partner for the Food Bank of Delaware’s school pantry program. In fact, Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe describes Paula as the “poster child for school pantries in Delaware.”
Continually committed to ending hunger in Delaware, Paula was among the first School Nutrition Supervisors to serve on the Coalition to End Hunger. She has also played an integral role in developing the annual Ending Hunger conference.
People like Paula are truly making a difference for Delaware’s school children. Her commitment to the health and wellbeing of students is admirable!
Thank you, Paula, for your commitment to a community free of hunger!