Monomoy Regional School District receives $10,000 to expand healthy meal service to children during school closures
Nutritious breakfast and lunch available free for all children ages 0-21
May 1, 2020 — To support families during school closures, the Monomoy Regional School District (MRSD) is providing children ages 0-21 with free, nutritious breakfast and lunch meals every day of the week as part of the USDA’s emergency COVID-19 response. The Eos Foundation has awarded the district a $10,000 grant to support continued distribution of meals to children.
“During these challenging times, we understand how important it is to ensure that healthy meals are available to every child and young adult in our community,” said Monomoy Superintendent Scott Carpenter. “We know that home food supplies may be running low and it’s important to try to keep people out of the supermarkets when possible. This is a federally funded program, and the food is nutritious, so please come get meals and spread the word. This generous grant from the Eos Foundation will help allow us to continue offering this important program to all families in our community by filling in funding gaps.”
MRSD offers meals for pickup at two sites throughout the district. MRSD sites serve meals Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at:
● Monomoy Regional High School, 75 Oak Street Harwich, rear community entrance
● Monomoy Regional Middle School, 425 Crowell Road Chatham, front entrance
Children receive two free meals per day (bagged breakfast and bagged lunch). Children (or parents/guardians on behalf of children) can take both meals at once. On Fridays, families can pick up meals to cover both breakfast and a lunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Children do not need to be present for parents/guardians to pick up the meals. Meals are available to all children ages 0-21. All children are welcome regardless of town of residence or school attended, as this is a community-wide meals program. All sites encourage safe social distancing and ask that individuals remain six feet apart.
In addition, any families in Chatham and Harwich who cannot make it out of their house to pick up a meal are encouraged to register for Monomoy’s Sharks on Wheels free meal delivery program (https://www.monomoy.edu/Page/3539).
“We are proud to help support the great work of Garth Petracca, the Monomoy Regional School District School Nutrition Director, and his team,” said Andrea Silbert, President of the Eos Foundation. “They are front-line heroes, ensuring distribution of nutritious meals for children at this unprecedented time.”
About the Eos Foundation
The Eos Foundation (http://eosfoundation.org) is a private philanthropic foundation committed to fighting hunger, poverty, and promoting education and gender/racial equity in Massachusetts.