It Takes A Village

The Holliston Public Schools’ Food Service has partnered with Holiday Dreams to creatively fill a gaping need in our community – feeding students and their families!

Susan Palefsky, Holliston Public Schools Food Service Director shared the following for publication:

“What do I want to tell you? That my super-hero lunch staff are doing what we always do feeding your children lunch, Monday through Friday. We have quickly and successfully transitioned to a new normal. Producing quality school lunches served in a new way.”

Joanne Naughton organizing the bagged meals.

“We are “open for business” distributing nutritious and delicious lunches from the Miller cafeteria loop from 11:30 – 12:30 (at no cost)!”

(L-R) Donna Paradie, Laurie Armstrong, Kely Lindros, and Valerie Sumner

“Please note that effective Monday, April 6, 2020, we will transition to distributing lunches on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week, distributing two lunches on Monday and Wednesday for each participant.”

“Understanding that the need for nutritious lunches knows no holiday, we WILL be open on Good Friday, April 10, 2020 and will be serving our regular M/W/F schedule during the week when April school vacation was scheduled to occur. “

“Are your children not on the free or reduced program? Not necessary. Are they Holliston residents but do not attend the Holliston Public Schools? Come on down it does not matter. We are here for all Holliston children.”


“We are modifying our most popular menu items to send home with you. We know what our customers like because we feed them every day. Can’t make it to grab and go? Send an email to with the number of children in your household and your address and lunch will be delivered to you by volunteers from the Holiday Dreams Foundation.”

“The Foundation is also offering dinner, let us know if you want to be included in that program when you email. A huge debt of gratitude goes as well to the Holliston Lions, Holliston Police Department our amazing HPS Administration, Principals and Custodial Staff for their support during this time.”

What a great community we live in – thanks to so many giving individuals.  There’s more to this story which will be the focus of a future article. 

The note below says it best! 

Chris Cain

1 Comment

  1. John E. Gagnon on April 4, 2020 at 8:00 am

    To a great caring team, in these trying times.
    Bless you and thank you all.

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