Food Services

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Ashley Plante, Interim General Manager

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Phone: (413) 534-2000, Extension 1651

Beyond the Bell Program

HPS offers snacks and dinners to students in the Beyond the Bell Program, an after-school enrichment program at Donahue, Lawrence, and Morgan schools.

Weekend Backpack Program

Families from HPS experiencing food instability can seek assistance from their school's Family and Community Engagement member. By communicating their needs, students or families can receive a bag of essential grocery items every Friday at dismissal. This program is open all year long and is designed to support families over the weekend.

For more information, send Rey Figueroa an email.

Holyoke Public Schools contracts with Sodexo to provide school meals. Sodexo staffs our Food Service Department with more than 60 full and part-time employees who are based in 11 different Holyoke school sites. 

Our mission is to provide all HPS students access to nutritious meals and help eliminate student hunger.

All HPS students are eligible to receive free breakfasts and lunches at school through the Community Eligibility Provision of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National School Lunch Program. We also participate in the grant-funded USDA's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, which allows us to offer our students in grades K-5 a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables such as cantaloupe, fresh strawberries, pineapple, celery sticks, and baby carrots. During the summer months, we provide free meals for all children up to 18 years of age, through our participation in the Summer Food Service Program.

Cafeteria menus in PDF format

May Breakfast Menus

June Breakfast Menus

May Lunch Menus

June Lunch Menus

May Dinner Menus for Beyond the Bell Program Only

For participating students only at Donahue, Lawrence, and Morgan schools.

Meal Modifications

Holyoke Public Schools is able and willing to provide meal modifications to students who cannot consume the meal components required by the USDA. Please get in touch with your school nurse or the Sodexo Food Service Office with questions about your student's dietary needs.

Medical statement to request special meals and/or accommodations child nutrition programs (PDF) en español (PDF)

For cafeteria menus in list format, please go to your school's home page.