Helping to feed thousands of kids who need it the most, Hayden Seeley earns High 5 Award

High 5 - Helping Feed Thousands

Nomination letter sent in by Joni Clark:

Hayden Seeley is the Director of Food Services for Salt Lake Community Action Program (SLCAP) and Head Start. In just under one year, he has helped to merge SLCAP and Head Start into one agency and single handedly run a fully functioning kitchen that serves over 4,000 hot, fresh and nutritious meals to 32 different Head Start locations across Salt Lake and Tooele County. Hayden is extremely dedicated and loves his work with low-income children and their families.

He is deeply concerned about how our children in our community are being fed, what they are eating and how that impacts their education, growth and learning. Hayden also oversees five food pantries across the valley which each serve nearly 400 individuals per day and about six million pounds of food each year to our community.

During the summer months when school is not in session, Hayden also runs the Summer Food Service Program at five locations across the valley. This program feeds children under eighteen free of charge for both lunch and dinner and their parents at a small cost. This ensures that the children are still getting a healthy and nutritious meal even when school is not in session. Overall, Hayden is extremely dedicated to our community and ensuring that our children are being well fed and taken care of each day. He has such a passion and commitment to his job and his community that is extremely commendable. He deserves to be recognized for his selflessness that he gives to others.

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