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Summer Meals Program

Holyoke Public Schools Summer Meals Program! flyer (PDF)

This summer our meals will be served at 6 schools from June 22nd-August 21st.

Meals will be distributed from 10:00 am-12:30 pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Tuesday Meals will be distributed on Monday, Thursday meals will be distributed on Wednesday and Saturday/Sunday meals are distributed on Friday. Check out the July Menus:

 

Families who are participating in the home delivery model are able to continue this service through the summer, but will only be able to receive breakfast and lunch per USDA regulations.  The backpack program that is typically run during the regular school year will not run during our summer feeding program.

 

 

¡Programa de Comidas de Verano de las Escuelas Públicas de Holyoke! (PDF)

Este verano nuestras comidas se servirán en 6 escuelas del 22 de junio al 21 de agosto. Las comidas se distribuirán de 10:00 am – 12:30 pm todos los lunes, miércoles y viernes. Martes Las comidas se distribuirán los lunes, jueves las comidas se distribuirán los miércoles y sábados/domingos las comidas se distribuyen los viernes. Vea los menús de julio:

 

 

Las familias que participan en el modelo de entrega a domicilio pueden continuar con este servicio durante el verano, pero sólo podrán recibir el desayuno y el almuerzo según las normas de la USDA.  El programa de mochilas que normalmente se lleva a cabo durante el año escolar regular no se llevará a cabo durante nuestro programa de alimentación de verano.

 

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.

To activate your P-EBT card, call the phone number on the back of the card 800-987-2555 and you will be prompted to enter the 18-digit card number, do not enter your social security number, instead enter the last 4 digits of your child’s case number from the DTA letter you received in the mail and then you will be prompted to enter your child’s date of birth. For help, call the P-EBT information number at 877-382-2363, press the number 6.

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

Throughout the summer, Holyoke Boys and Girls Club (HBGC) will continue to operate the Dinner Club where a nutritious “Grab and Go” dinner and snack will be available to all youth 18 years and younger throughout the summer, regardless of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke membership. Dinners will be served Monday – Friday at the following sites:

  • Main Club located at 70 Nick Cosmos Way: 5pm – 6pm
  • Beaudoin Village HBGC Satellite Unit located at 15 Barret Drive: 430pm – 530pm
  • Toepfert Apartments HBGC satellite Unit located at 22 No. Summer Street: 430pm – 530pm
  • Churchill Homes HBGC satellite Unit located at 334 Elm Street: 430pm – 530pm

More information is here

A morning snack and lunch will be served to youth enrolled in their summer camp program only.

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

 


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.

Para activar su tarjeta P-EBT, llame al número de teléfono que aparece en el respaldo de la tarjeta 800-987-2555 y se le pedirá que introduzca el número de la tarjeta de 18 dígitos, no introduzca su número de seguro social, en su lugar introduzca los últimos 4 dígitos del número de caso de su hijo de la carta de DTA que recibió por correo y luego se le pedirá que introduzca la fecha de nacimiento de su hijo. Para obtener ayuda, llame al número de información de P-EBT al 877-382-2363, presione el número 6.

 

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

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

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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