School District: Freedom Area School District and Riverside Beaver School District
Work Address: 1190 Bulldog Drive
Freedom, PA 15042
Work Phone #: 724-728-4020 and 724-775-7748
Randy Walker is the Food Service Director of Freedom Area School District and Riverside Beaver School District, both of Beaver County. Randy has over 17 years of Food Service Management experience. Currently, Randy serves as the Public Policy and Legislative Chairperson for the School Nutrition Association of PA. Randy holds a B.S. Degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from the Indiana University of PA.
Randy has successfully started High School Grab-N-Go breakfast models at three different school districts. Randy has had success at the elementary level by implementing a “High School Students Feed Elementary School Students" breakfast model. The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has recognized the success of Randy’s programs, where his Department received a “Golden Apple Award" in June of 2015. In addition, Randy's Department was the winner of “Top School District" in the 2014 PA School Breakfast Challenge.
Randy is a firm believer in scholarly research, which indicates that participation in the school breakfast program is associated with increases in math, memory, and social skills and decreases in behavioral problems and absenteeism.
Randy's plans are to implement a "Second Chance Breakfast" model at his High Schools.
Randy is excited to be part of the breakfast Brigade! He feels it is important that we all work together to ensure no child is hungry during the school day. The bottom line is that you cannot teach a hungry child.