Food Services

Food Distribution

Amazing news for this school year! Holyoke Public Schools are providing free meals for all students through participation in the Seamless Summer Option of the National School  Lunch Program for the school year 2021-22. The Holyoke Public School Food Service  Department consists of a staff of over 80 full and part-time employees, located at 12 sites throughout Holyoke. 

It is our mission to provide all students in the district with access to nutritious meals. Our goal is to eliminate student hunger by increasing quality and conducting focus groups to obtain feedback on our students’ favorite foods! 

We serve breakfast and lunch daily at all sites. Currently, there are afterschool enrichment programs run through Connections at Morgan, McMahon, and Donahue. Through these programs students are able to receive snacks and dinner. Families experiencing difficulty or are interested in the weekend backpack program please contact Jasarah Burgos via email at 

Additionally, we are distributing fresh fruits and/or vegetables through the Fresh Fruit and  Vegetable Program as well as Salad Bars in all the schools. Examples of some of the items are:  cupped cantaloupes, fresh strawberries, cupped pineapples, bagged celery sticks, and bagged baby carrots.


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.


Tim Viveiros, General Manager
phone: 413-534-2000 ext. 1651

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Weekend Backpack Program

HPS families in need of food over the weekend?  Email:
Christine Burns,

Holyoke Food Access Program

Holyoke has a new food access program for residents that are in Isolation or Quarantine due to COVID-19. Boxes of non-perishable food are available to those who qualify, and each box is intended to serve two (2) individuals for one (1) week. Learn more (en español).

Holyoke Social Services

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