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Norfolk Public Schools Receives $4,222 to Expand Healthy Meal Service




Kemi Morrison
Norfolk Public Schools Receives $4,222 to Expand
Healthy Meal Service to Children During School Closures
Nutritious Breakfast and Lunch available free for all children ages 0-21
September 28, 2020 — To support families during school closures, Norfolk Public Schools is providing children
aged 0-21 with free, nutritious breakfast and lunch meals as part of the USDA’s emergency COVID-19 response.
The Eos Foundation awarded the district a $4,222 grant to support continued distribution of meals to children.
“We want everyone to know that these healthy meals are available to every child, from babies to young adults.
You don’t have to be a district student or even live in Norfolk to receive them. In fact, parents/ caregivers can pick
up meals on children’s behalf to help ensure safe social distancing,” said Superintendent Dr. Ingrid Allardi. “We
know that home food supplies are running low and it’s important to try to keep people out of the supermarkets.
This is a federally funded program, and the food is nutritious, so please come take your meals!”
Norfolk offers Curbside Grab & Go Student meals at Freeman-Kennedy School:
• Each child will receive breakfast & lunch every Tuesday, from 9:30am – 10:30am.
• Children do not need to be present for parents/guardians to pick up the meals.
• Meals are available to all children ages 0-21, babies and preschooler-aged children can also receive meals.
• All children are welcome, this is a community-wide meals program.
• Additional groceries will also be available to families each week throughout the summer because of our
generous partnership with Greater Boston Food Bank.
• Site encourage safe social distancing and ask that individuals remain six feet apart.
• Questions? Visit our website for Resources for Families During COVID-19 or call 508-528-1266 x1810.
“We are proud to help support the great work of Linda King, the Norfolk Public School Nutrition Director, and
her team,” said Andrea Silbert, President of the Eos Foundation. “They are front-lines heroes, ensuring
distribution of nutritious meals for children at this unprecedented time.”
Norfolk Public School Sites serve Tuesdays only from 9:30am to 10:30am. Curbside Grab & Go Free Meals
for Kids are available at Freeman-Kennedy School, 70 Boardman St., Norfolk, MA 02056. Drive up to door #4
and a bag of food will be placed in your trunk. Meals are available to all kids at no charge.
About the Eos Foundation
The Eos Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation committed to fighting hunger, poverty, and
promoting education and gender/racial equity in Massachusetts.