Food services

Holiday Food Service Schedule Update

Due to the 4th of July Holiday, which will be observed Monday, July 5th, we will have our food distribution days on Friday, July 2nd, Tuesday, July 6th, Wednesday, July 7th, and Friday, July 9th. Friday pickup will include Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Tuesday pickup will include Tuesday meals. Wednesday pickup will include Wednesday/Thursday meals. Friday pickup will include Friday, Saturday, and Sunday meals. The distribution times and locations will remain the same. On Monday, July 12th, the schedule will return to the regular Monday, Wednesday, and Friday distribution days.

Updated School Year 2020-21 Food Distribution

Holyoke Public Schools is offering meal service Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Lawrence, Morgan, and Donahue School from 12pm to 2pm.  (If you feel that these curbside site closures create any hardship for your family, please reach out to the Food and Nutrition Team at 413-207-1066 with any thoughts or concerns. We will work to ensure you have access to food.)

Families experiencing difficulty reaching one of our sites or 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.  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.


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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