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Kim Parker has a track record of - Fighting Hunger & Feeding Americans

With over 20-years of extensive experience in the food and beverage and event planning industry, Preferred Meals Senior District Manager – Kim Parker has dedicated her life to answering the call to FIGHT HUNGER; she has served as Senior District Manager of Preferred Meals since April 2016.

Preferred Meals specializes in: Simplified, efficient food and service solutions. Preferred Meals believes that every child deserves a great meal. Kim Parker is committed to the cause of ensuring that Preferred Meals retains its goal: to find as many students as possible and to assist them with getting a good meal (i.e. any school that is at use of its services).

Preferred Meals is exemplary because it targets the needs of School age children via exceptional food service programs i.e. School Nutrition, K-12 Meal Programs: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack & Dinner (includes special diet e.g. Allergen options and Vegetarian).

Kim Parker works closely with the School District of Philadelphia to appease food insecurities for homeless children and families in the City of Philadelphia. The change she advocates is: healthy and nutritious meals served daily, weekly, monthly, yearly- to the homeless and low-income or poverty stricken. For example, Preferred Meals did Co-sponsor Councilwoman Blackwell’s “Holiday Dinner for the Homeless” on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at the PA Convention Center. Overall, Kim Parker succeeded in fulfilling the mission of Preferred Meals, providing the K-12 Meal Program to students of the School District of Philadelphia and Summer - breakfast, lunch, snacks and supper meals for the city’s Park and Recreation Department programs.

Kim Parker insists on giving back to the community per working closely with Philabundance and City Year. She partners with these organizations to facilitate: A FREE backpack program – monthly backpack giveaways are supplied to a select school that qualifies and is a recipient of the Preferred Meals program (K-12); the backpacks are provided to one elementary school per school year, essentially every child that attends the school is qualified.

Kim Parker and Preferred Meals have partnered with City Year and are responsible for the MLK In-service Day at Welsh Elementary School on Monday January 20, 2020. As a Gold Sponsor for MLK In-service Day, Preferred Meals will provide a nutritious lunch to all MLK in-service day volunteers. In addition, City Year has elected to do beautification work at Welsh Elementary School. The beautification work will enhance the aesthetic of the school. The beautification project entails both interior and exterior enhancements; the possibilities are endless. The intended outcome of the beautification project is to get school children energized and enthused about where they come to learn every day.

Kim Parker did pass the ServSafe Manager Certification Exam with a score of 75% or higher and met the local regulatory requirements to be recognized by the state or local health department. In result, Kim Parker isServSafeManager Certified and currently a ServSafe Instructor and Registered ServSafe Examination Proctor since April 2010 – Present.

Kim Parker’s career is exceptional. Kim Parker was the Catering Manager/Assistant Food Service Director of Aramark at Cordis Corporation from Dec. 2006 – Jan 2008; her outstanding performance resulted with her receiving a distinguished honor as one of the Districts Catering Champions of 2007 and 2008.

* All Schools, Daycares, Summer Park & Recreation Centers in need of Preferred Meals food services, send correspondences to Kim Parker, E-mail: [email protected]