Food services

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School Year 2020-21 Food Distribution

Holyoke Public Schools is offering meal service at Morgan, Kelly, Sullivan, HHS North, Donahue, and Lawrence. Grab and go breakfast will be provided at school for our in-person learners.  Remote learners, parents or guardians may pick up their meals Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 12pm – 2pm.  Families experiencing difficulty reaching one of our sites or interested in the weekend backpack program please contact Jasarah Burgos via email at jburgos@hps.holyoke.ma.us.

Additionally, we are distributing fresh fruits and/or vegetables through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.  Some items may include whole cantaloupes, fresh strawberries, whole pineapples, and cooking potatoes.

About Our Food Services Program

This year all students in the Holyoke Public Schools will receive a free nutritious breakfast and lunch, thanks to the expansion of the federal school lunch program – Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010.   There is no need to complete applications to participate in this program that is available to all students in our district.

Available Daily

1% Milk, Non-fat Chocolate Milk Meal Pattern
2 oz Meat or Meat Alternative
¾ Cup Fruit or Vegetable
8 Breads per week
8 oz Milk

Office for Food and Nutrition Programs

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: Filing a Program Discrimination Complaint as a USDA Customer, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Contact

Deanna St. Pierre MS RD
Phone:413-207-1066

Weekend Backpack Program

HPS families in need of food over the weekend?  Email:
Christine Burns, cburns@hps.holyoke.ma.us.

Holyoke Social Services

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