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Second Class of Inmates Graduates from Serve-Safe Program

GRIFFIN - On Tuesday November 5, 2019, The Spalding County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with Aramark Food Services, graduated it’s second class of inmates from the Serve-Safe Program. This program is designed to teach potential restaurant employees the skills needed to safely and properly prepare food in a commercial setting.

According to Sheriff Darrell Dix, “The program was sponsored by the Aramark Food Company and there was no cost to the inmates or the county for the training. Each of the inmates volunteered for the 9-week program that includes a testing process to graduate and obtain the certification. Yesterday we had a graduation ceremony where family, friends, Aramark representatives, and Sheriff’s Office employees could attend and taste some of the foods that were prepared by the graduates. These men worked hard and now have a marketable skill that will hopefully get them going in the right direction. Our hope is that they understand that no matter what they have done in their past, they can still do positive things today.”

According to Clarence Nance, Aramark Food Service Director for the Spalding County Jail, “We are pleased to partner with the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office in providing the Serve-safe program to inmates. The Aramark staff had the opportunity to teach the guys who went through this class and I am proud of each of them and their accomplishments. They worked very hard to obtain this goal.

Pictured (L-R) Clarence Nance, Everette Mack, Travis Bates, Reginald Smith, Andrew Davis, Terry Nicholson, Mary Inman Food Service Supervisor, and Sheriff Darrell Dix.

Submitted 11.6.19