Milton Public Schools Food Service school closure plan update

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Milton Public Schools Food Service school closure plan update

With the recent Statewide school closure, the Milton Public Schools system is working to support our food insecure students.

Director of Food Services Jackie Morgan and her team began planning as soon as a possible school closure was discussed. Their goal is to support students during this national health crisis who rely on school breakfast and lunch each week, in a way that is efficient and easy for families while also maintaining safe practices for staff.

After serving to-go breakfasts and lunches on designated days since March 18th, the Milton Public Schools is moving to a new format to better accommodate family’s schedules. Starting on Wednesday, March 25th, families can pick up 5 days of breakfasts and lunches at one time.

Pick up times are Wednesdays from 8:00-9:00 a.m. and 5:00 -6:00 p.m. at both the Tucker School (behind the school) and Milton High School (on the Canton Ave side of the building).

These 5 day to-go bags will contain low sugar cereal, shelf stable milk, sun butter and jelly sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and snack bags.

ANY Milton family is welcome to pick up a weekly to-go bag as the goal is to support any food insecure student.

Last week the MPS Food Service staff served 192 breakfasts and 192 lunches over 2 days. This change to one day of distribution is a safer way to get more food into the homes of our food insecure students, while also minimizing contact between the MPS Food Service staff and MPS families.

If you have a hardship and are in need of more convenient hours for pick up, please contact Food Service Director Jackie Morgan via email at [email protected] or phone at 617-898-1051. MPS families in need of support during this time are also encouraged to email MPS Family Outreach Liaison Marti O’Keefe McKenna at [email protected] or by phone at 617-980-7343.

As this service falls under the same regulations as grocery stores and other essential services, it will be available throughout the school closure.

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