MCSD, JBS team up to keep food frigid during recent power outage

Theron and Kristyn Miller freezer WEB

MCSD Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte, left, and Miller Middle School Co-Principal Kristyn Kell, right, work with fellow District staff to unload frozen food from a JBS semi trailer last week.

The Aug. 10 derecho caused power outages all over Marshalltown and central Iowa, and the MCSD Food Service Department had to move quickly to save thousands of food items from freezers after the storm.

Food Service staff were joined by MCSD volunteer employees and students to load every frozen food item from District freezers to a JBS Marshalltown semi trailer equipped with a freezer.

The trailer kept all of the food items at frigid temperatures while electrical crews worked to restore power. When the school freezers were back up and running, Bobcat staff and students again came together to return the food to the freezers.

We at MCSD are incredibly grateful to JBS for providing a semi trailer to temporarily store frozen food. This is yet another example of the strong partnerships between Marshalltown Schools and community businesses.

The derecho has caused challenges for thousands of Bobcat families, but we are persevering and together we will come out of this challenging time Marshalltown Stronger!

Sebastian at Lenihan Freezer WEB

MCSD computer technician Sebastian Ramirez brings a cart of frozen food back to Lenihan Intermediate School.