Food Services


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

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).

Food Distribution

Holyoke Public Schools provides free meals for all students through participation in the Seamless Summer Option of the National School Lunch Program. We also offer our students fresh fruits and/or vegetables through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, with a variety of options such as cantaloupe, fresh strawberries, pineapple, celery sticks, and baby carrots, as well as salad bars in all the schools

Our 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 who want more information about these programs, or our weekend backpack program are asked to email Jasarah Burgos at 


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