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Franklin Schools Feed Students during Pandemic

Jul 28, 2020 09:09AM ● By Franklin Public Schools

Shown are Franklin Public Schools Food Services staff, ready to feed students with prepared lunches and breakfasts.

Photos used courtesy of Franklin Public Schools    ince students were sent home in the spring, due to Covid-19, Franklin Public Schools have not only kept a free lunch program going, but thanks to funding from the USDA, they’e expanded upon it. Meals are available at Franklin High School, 218 Oak St., Franklin, Monday through Friday, from 11:30-1 for anyone under the age of 21.

“It began as a grant to cover meals during the school closure, but they also received an additional grant to provide meals over the summer months,” says Anne Marie Tracey, Marketing & Communications specialist for the town. “We post the menu for the week, and there is a no-contact pickup location at FHS. They give out multiple meals on Fridays to cover the weekend as well. It really is incredible and has been a vital service for the community. The food service staff has been so dedicated and diligent!”

The driveway is located behind Franklin High School. Parents can pick up and no ID is required. Breakfast and Lunch options are offered at the same time and all meals comply with USDA standards. A weekend backpack program is also available to children who would benefit. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Paula Marano at [email protected]