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Belmont Food Services: Update #3


To our Belmont Community,

First off, thank you to all participating families who have been coming by our meal pick up over the last month. The turnout has been tremendous and truly supports our children as well as our program. In the last four weeks, we have seen over 70,000 meals go out the door!

We have determined that meal pick up and home meal kit delivery is the SAFEST and most efficient way to get meals to our student body. Please note we will continue through the upcoming models and until guidance is released to safely feed students in an unrestricted setting in our cafeterias.

USDA EXTENDS FREE MEALS THROUGH JUNE 30TH, 2021

Last week, we received word that the USDA extended the free meal waiver through the end of the 2020-21 school year. This allows...

  • School meals to be served in all areas and at no cost;
  • Permit meals to be served outside of the typically required group settings and meal times;
  • Waive meal pattern requirements, as necessary; and
  • Parents and guardians to pick-up meals for their children or teens.
Food Services assembling lunches Fodd Services team during meal pick up

MEAL PICK UP OPEN FROM 7:30AM to 9:30AM AT BELMONT HIGH (SCHOOL DAYS ONLY)

Below is our meal pick up schedule. We ask that you come on the day signified by the first letter of your oldest child’s last name. Please follow the below schedule as best you can to prevent overloading our team, so we can serve you quickly. If you cannot make your scheduled day, feel free to attend another day or come by shortly after we close for meal pick up. Staff are on site through 1:30PM each day. Example: If your oldest child’s last name is Henderson; you would pick up on Tuesdays.

MONDAYS: 7:30AM to 9:30AM; Last name starting with A - F
TUESDAYS: 7:30AM to 9:30AM; Last name starting with G - K
WEDNESDAYS: 7:30AM to 9:30AM; Last name starting with L - P
THURSDAYS: 7:30AM to 9:30AM; Last name starting with Q - U
FRIDAYS: 7:30AM to 9:30AM; Last name starting with V - Z

LOCATION: Belmont High School (Loading Dock), 221 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA, 02478

ALLERGEN / DIETARY RESTRICTION REQUESTS

We are taking requests for dietary restrictions the DAY before you pick up meals for your children. We ask that you email dobrien@belmont.k12.ma.us with the name and number of children along with restrictions (Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Nuts, No Pork or Beef, No Pork, Vegetarian, other) so we can have it ready.

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IMPORTANT NOVEMBER DATES

Tuesday, November 3rd (Election Day): We will be open for grab and go meal pick-ups and deliveries will be made as scheduled.

Wednesday, November 11th (Veteran’s Day): We will not be open for meal pick-up or deliveries this day. We will move volunteer deliveries to Thursday, November 12th. If you normally pick up on Wednesday, please select another day during this week.

Wednesday, November 25th (Day before Thanksgiving): Meal pick up will be available from 7:30AM to 9:30AM. No deliveries will be made this day and the kitchen will be closed at 10AM.

KEY POINTS OF OUR MEAL PROGRAM

  • Meal kits are free
  • Meal kits will contain 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches and will vary from week to week
  • You do not need to register ahead of time for meal pick up
  • You can only pick up one time per week (see schedule above)
  • Meal kits are available for any child ages 0-21
  • We will be recording last name and number of children at pick up time
    • It’s helpful to have your names listed on a piece of paper and taped in the car window
  • Please remain in your vehicle and our staff will load items accordingly
  • If you are currently getting meals delivered from us, you CANNOT partake in the meal pick up

THANK YOU!

Big thank you to our hard-working team of prep staff (led by BHS/CMS Head Cooks, Teresa

Vidette and Melissa Moran) along with our drivers and volunteers of Belmont Helps (led by Amy Kirsch and Shana Wang)! None of this would be possible without such a dedicated team!

Please reach out with any questions you might have or visit Food-Services website.

 

Sincerely,

Dustin O’Brien
Food Service Director

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