Grab and Go Meal Program Extended
Susan Palefsky, Holliston Public Schools Food Service Director, announces the continuation of the breakfast and lunch service (known as Grab and Go Meals) for the summer, beginning Tuesday, July 7. The meals are distributed from Miller School, Woodland Street, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM.
In addition to breakfast and lunch service during the summer, 20-pound boxes of USDA produce will be available for distribution through the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program is part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) announced by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on April 17. The CFAP was developed to help farmers, ranchers and consumers in response to the COVID-19 national emergency.
USDA is exercising authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to purchase and distribute agricultural products to those in need. (See website for more information: USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Website.)
Funding for the program was extended from the USDA under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, but more importantly, Palefsky gives credit to the support from HPS senior administration, especially Keith Buday, Business Manager, in getting approval of the program’s extension. “He told me to ‘Go for it,’” Palefsky said.
During the March to June period, Grab and Go Meals provided over 65 people daily with meals. Palefsky expects that this number may increase in the coming days. The Holliston Reporter publishes a weekly menu for Grab and Go Meals on Mondays in its “Holliston Happenings” calendar.
You can also follow on Twitter @Holliston School Lunch (HPSnutritionK12).
For more information, or to sign up for meals, please email firstname.lastname@example.org