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Food Service Updates:

 

HPS has made arrangements so that food WILL BE SERVED at Kelly School next week outside of the school building.

 

Additionally, HPS food distribution sites will be closed on May 25th, in observance of Memorial Day and open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday that week. Monday, May 25th meals will be distributed on Friday, May 22nd.  The regular, Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule will resume the week after.

 

HPS ha hecho arreglos para que la comida SEA SERVIDA en la escuela Kelly la próxima semana fuera del edificio de la escuela. 

 

Además, los sitios de distribución de alimentos de HPS estarán cerrados el 25 de mayo, en conmemoración  del Día de la Recordación, y abiertos el martes, miércoles y viernes de esa semana. Las comidas del lunes 25 de mayo serán distribuidas el viernes 22 de mayo.  El horario regular de los lunes, miércoles y viernes se reanudará la semana siguiente. 

Grab and Go Meal graphic

Food Access for Holyoke Students during District Closure

Last updated 5-12-20 at 10:00 AM

Grab and Go Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner for Holyoke Students – Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner Menus for May (PDF)

Look ahead at Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner Menus for June (PDF)

Food Service Changes: Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch to include snack and dinner, and to take place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

We have expanded our current breakfast, lunch and snack program to include dinner. Students are now able to get Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dinner at all 6 food distribution sites: Morgan, Kelly, Lawrence, Donahue, HHS North and Sullivan, on  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 AM-12:30 PM. Dinner can be picked up at the same time all other meals are distributed.

In addition, we are also providing an additional fresh fruit and/or vegetable to all students twice a week through our Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program. Some offerings may include fresh pineapple, honeydew and cooking potatoes.

The food distribution schedule is being done to limit person-to-person contact as much as we can and still provide the service.  

  • The meals will include two breakfasts, two lunches, two snacks and two dinners on Monday and Wednesday for each student so they will be covered for Monday-Thursday.  
  • Please note that on Fridays students will meals for that day and for Saturdays and Sundays during the closure.

 

The times and locations will remain the same.  

  • Holyoke school-aged students can pick up breakfast and lunch at the front doors of ANY of the following schools: Morgan, Donahue, Kelly, Lawrence, and Sullivan schools from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm 
  • If these hours or locations present a challenge to you, please contact Jose Bou, jbou@hps.holyoke.ma.us 413-534-2000, Ext. 1104 or the Family and Community Engagement member from your school.  

P-EBT Federal Program

The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), in collaboration with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), received approval to operate this program in response to the COVID-19 related school closures. P-EBT provides food supports to help families with children who were receiving free and reduced-price school meals pay for food. P-EBT cards will be mailed to eligible households soon. Learn more here.

Holyoke Boys and Girls Club Offers Grab and Go Dinner for Holyoke Students

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke offer a free “Grab & Go” Dinner Club Meal Program to all youth in Holyoke ages 18 years old and younger. The program operates Monday through Friday from 5 – 6:30 pm at the Main Club facility location on 70 Nick Cosmos Way, Holyoke MA.

Flyers with more information (PDF).

Food for Families

Kate’s Kitchen is providing to-go meals in the parking lot of 56 Cabot Street, Holyoke from 12:00 – 2:00 pm and Margaret’s Pantry is available by appointment by calling Brenda at 413-536-9109 Ext. 119.

To better help families access food resources during this time, Project Bread’s Child Nutrition Outreach Program has created a master list and map of all meal sites in Massachusetts currently serving students and families. In addition, counselors at Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333 are available to connect you to food resources as well as provide information about elder meals programs and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. The Hotline will continue to operate Monday-Friday, 8 am – 7 pm and Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm, and can provide information in 160 languages.

Additionally, to find food pantries and meal sites near you, the Foodbank of W. Massachusetts has prepared a user-friendly site where you can search by town or county and by the day of the week.  Use the link below to find food assistance. You can also use this link if you wish to donate or volunteer: https://www.foodbankwma.org/get-help/covid-19-food-pantry-meal-program-schedule/. This map updates live as information is received about program hour changes, as programs are added, and closures. 

Other Food Services News

  • We would like to thank the Eos Foundation for their generous $10,000 grant award to HPS to support the continued distribution of grab and go meals to Holyoke children.  Read more about this donation and the Eos Foundation
  • The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts are collecting donations to provide immediate support to people most vulnerable to the economic and health-related issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  These are two organizations that regional leaders addressing the current crisis recommend for personal donations, if you are interested and able.
  • The HPS Weekend Backpack program recently received a donation of 10,000 meals from The Outreach Program. Volunteers traveled to Eastern Mass on Thursday to pick up the donated meals. Special thanks to Jenny Adamczyk and Mike Clark of Providence Ministries for facilitating the use of their truck, and to the volunteers, Christine and Patrick Burns who did the pick-up. Our gratitude goes out to Mathew Martin, regional director of The Outreach Program for contacting HPS about food availability. All food was dropped off at Central Supply to be distributed to students through the weekend backpack program.  Read more about The Outreach Program.

 


Acceso a los alimentos para los estudiantes de Holyoke durante el cierre del distrito

 

Desayuno, almuerzo, merienda y cena para llevar para los estudiantes de Holyoke – desayuno, almuerzo, merienda y cena de mayo (PDF)

Desayuno, almuerzo, merienda y cena de junio (PDF)

Estamos felices de anunciar que estamos expandiendo nuestro actual programa de desayuno, almuerzo y merienda para incluir la cena. A partir del lunes, 11 de mayo, los estudiantes podrán obtener desayuno, almuerzo, merienda y cena en los 6 sitios de alimentación (Morgan, Kelly, Lawrence, Donahue, HHS North y Sullivan) los lunes, miércoles y viernes de 10 AM a 12:30 PM). La cena puede ser recogida a la misma hora en que se distribuyen todas las demás comidas.

Además, a partir del miércoles 13 de mayo ofreceremos una fruta y/o vegetales frescos adicionales a todos los estudiantes dos veces por semana a través de nuestro programa de frutas y vegetales frescos. Algunas ofertas pueden incluir piña fresca, melón y patatas para cocinar..

  • Las comidas incluirán dos desayunos, dos almuerzos, dos meriendas y  dos cenas el lunes y el miércoles para cada estudiante, así estarán cubiertos los desayunos y almuerzos de lunes a jueves.  
  • Tenga en cuenta que los viernes los estudiantes recibirán 8 comidas extra, para que puedan disfrutar del desayuno, el almuerzo, la merienda y la cena los sábados y domingos durante el cierre.

Las horas y los lugares seguirán siendo los mismos.  

  • Los estudiantes de edad escolar de Holyoke pueden recoger el desayuno y el almuerzo en las puertas de cualquiera de las siguientes escuelas: Morgan, Donahue, Kelly, Lawrence y Sullivan de 10:00 am a 12:30 pm. 
  •  Si estas horas o lugares presentan un desafío para usted, por favor contacte a José Bou, jbou@hps.holyoke.ma.us 413-534-2000, Ext. 1104 o al miembro de Participación Familiar y Comunitaria de su escuela.  

Información sobre P-EBT, o EBT Pandémico, Programa Federal

El Departamento de Asistencia de Transición (DTA), en colaboración con el Departamento de Educación Primaria y Secundaria (DESE), recibió la aprobación para operar este programa en respuesta al cierre de escuelas relacionadas con COVID-19. El P-EBT proporciona ayudas alimentarias para ayudar a las familias con niños que recibían comidas escolares gratuitas o a precio reducido para pagar los alimentos. Las tarjetas de P-EBT se enviarán pronto a los hogares elegibles.Aprenda más aquí.

 

El Club de Niños y Niñas de Holyoke Grab and Go cena para los estudiantes de Holyoke

El Club de Niños y Niñas de Holyoke empezará a ofrecer un programa de comidas gratis del Club de Cenas “Grab & Go” a todos los jóvenes de Holyoke de 18 años o menos esta semana. El programa funcionará de lunes a viernes de 5 pm a 6:30 pm en las instalaciones del Club principal en 70 Nick Cosmos Way, Holyoke MA. El Club anunciará nuestro menú del programa del Club de Cenas en breve – ¡Estén atentos!

 

Los folletos con más información. (PDF)

 

Comida para Familias

Kate’s Kitchen está proveyendo comidas para llevar en el estacionamiento de 56 Cabot Street, Holyoke de 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. y Margaret’s Pantry está disponible con cita previa llamando a Brenda al 413-536-9109 Ext. 119.

 

 

Para ayudar mejor a las familias a acceder a los recursos alimentarios durante este tiempo, el Programa de Alcance de Nutrición Infantil del Proyecto Bread ha creado una lista maestra y un mapa de todos los sitios de comida en Massachusetts que actualmente sirven a estudiantes y familias.Además, los consejeros de la línea directa de Project Bread’s FoodSource al 1-800-645-8333 están disponibles para conectarlo con los recursos alimenticios, así como para proporcionar información sobre los programas de comidas para ancianos y el Programa de Asistencia de Nutrición Suplementaria (SNAP, por sus siglas en inglés), anteriormente conocido como cupones de alimentos. La línea directa seguirá funcionando de lunes a viernes, de 8 a.m. a 7 p.m. y los sábados de 10 a.m. a 2 p.m., y puede proporcionar información en 160 idiomas.

 

Además, para encontrar despensas y sitios de comidas cerca de usted, el Banco de Alimentos de W. Massachusetts ha preparado un sitio fácil de usar donde puede buscar por ciudad o condado y por el día de la semana.  Utilice el siguiente enlace para encontrar asistencia de alimentos. También puede usar este enlace si desea hacer una donación o un voluntariado: https://www.foodbankwma.org/get-help/covid-19-food-pantry-meal-program-schedule/. Este mapa se actualiza en tiempo real a medida que se recibe la información sobre los cambios de hora de los programas, a medida que se añaden programas, y cierres. 

 

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

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Contact

Ashley Plante

General Manager Sodexo

ashley.plante@sodexo.com

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Elementary male student at Donahue in the cafeteria, hugging his teacher during lunch.
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