Grab & Go Breakfast and Lunch for NPS

Grab & Go Breakfast and Lunch for NPS

Free Grab & Go Breakfast/Lunch Program for Northville Public Schools
Posted on 03/17/2020
School Lunch Free Grab-n-Go Breakfast & Lunch for Students starts tomorrow - March 18th
Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020 through Friday April 3, 2020 Northville Public Schools will be offering Food Service meals (breakfast and lunch) to ALL enrolled and non-enrolled students in the district. These meals, served under the program called Unanticipated School Closure – School Food Service Program (SFSP), are available at no cost to anyone (18) and under, or up to age (26) if they receive special education services.
Where will the meals be available?
Meals will be available from 9:00 a.m. until noon each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from March 18, 2020 through April 3, 2020 at two District locations:
  • Northville High School, 45700 Six Mile Rd, Northville, MI 48168
  • Cooke School, 21200 Taft Road, Northville, MI 48167
The meals will be ‘grab-and-go’ breakfast and lunch, and will be distributed in the lobby of both schools during the days and hours mentioned above.
At each visit on Monday and Wednesday, students (or their parents/guardians) can take both breakfast and lunch for two days. On Friday, students may take breakfast and lunch for three days, providing nourishment for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
What meals will be included?
Breakfast meal components may include string cheese, fruit, grains such as a cereal bar, and drink. Lunch meal components may include deli meat sandwiches, vegetarian options such as cheese or peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fruits, vegetables, and milk.
Do I need to register for this program?
While not mandatory, but to assist the District in ordering a sufficient amount of food, we are requesting that parents/students complete the information form accessible at the following web link:
What other information should I be aware of?
When participants enter the lobby to pick-up their meals, a Food Service worker will request the students’ name, and then mark the number of meals taken. The purpose for the record-keeping is so that the District can report participation to the Michigan Department of Education for reimbursement.
To ensure sufficient food is available, we respectfully request that parents/guardians/students take only a reasonable number of meals during each visit for the students in their families, or for other qualifying students.
Also, we are asking that parents/guardians/students participating in the program adhere to the following protocols:
  1. Honor and practice social distancing (6-8 feet separation between individuals)
  2. Enter the school buildings for the sole purpose of picking up meals (Note: Per Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order, as our schools are considered a place of public accommodation, we must limit access to “up to five members of the public at one time for the purpose of picking up food orders. Individuals must remain at least six feet apart from one another while on District premises.”)
  3. Restrict building access to the lobby pick-up area, and not walk through other areas of the building, as during this period, our custodial staff will be cleaning/disinfecting rooms
  4. Honor the distribution process, which may require some wait time
  5. Be respectful of those around you – including other program participants, the Food Service workers and the volunteers who may be assisting with the process
As this will be our initial effort at providing meals to students when school is not in session, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this process.
For further information about this program, please visit www.northvilleschools.org and select Read Full Story on the landing page. If you have any questions about this program, please contact the NPS Food Service department at 248-344-3692.
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