The Pittsfield Public Schools are announcing some additions to their remote learning foodservice plans, including late afternoon and early evening meal pickup. Here's the Press Release from the PPS Administration Center:

The school cafeteria is an important component of successfully educating children. In addition to providing healthy and nutritious meals, school foodservice departments also reinforce health and nutrition information taught in the classroom.

With the mission to ensure that all children in Pittsfield have access to eating healthy, nutritious, and appetizing meals on a daily basis, the Pittsfield Public Schools has been offering daily meal pick-up options throughout the time in which in-person education has been paused.

In keeping with this mission, as we approach the traditional holiday school break, the Pittsfield Public Schools is proud to announce the addition of a late afternoon\early evening meal pick-up option for students and families.

While offering further flexibility for students and families in need of picking up meals, these additions to the schedule will also provide families the opportunity to receive multiple days of meals at one time.

 Regular midday meal service at all sites will continue.

Newly added late afternoon\early evening meal service sites include:

Conte Community School (West Union Street)

Morningside Community School (Burbank Street)

Thursday, December 17th & Monday, December 21st

4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Multiple days of meals will be distributed at each location, on each day – including a 1\2 gallon of milk on each pick-up day.

Pick-ups made on Monday will consist of meals for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Pick-ups made on Thursday will consist of meals for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

In an effort to ensure that enough multi-day meals are prepared and available on Monday and Thursday, families are encouraged to place their order place using the www.pittsfield.net website. A link to the meal pick-up form is located on the top of the website, in the announcements section. Families are encouraged to order meals by 7 AM on the day of pick-up.

Pittsfield Public Schools Daily Grab & Go Sites

Monday Thru Friday

Monday, December 14th Thru Friday, December 18th

Locations & Times:

• Berkshire Peak Apartments (West Street) 11:00 -11:30

• Brattlebrook Apartments (April Lane) 11:00 -11:30

• Christopher Arms Apartments (John Street) 11:00 - 11:30

• Dower Square Housing Village (Wahconah Street) 11:00 -11:30

• Wilson Park Housing (Mohawk & Memorial Drive) 11:00 -11:30

• Allendale Elementary School (Connecticut Ave) 11:00-11:45

• Capeless Elementary School (Brooks Ave) 11:00-11:45

• Conte Community School (West Union Street) 11:00-11:45

• Egremont Elementary (Egremont Ave) 11:00-11:45

• Herberg Middle School (Pomeroy Ave) 11:00-11:45

• Morningside Community School (Burbank Street) 11:00-11:45

• Pittsfield High School (East Street, Longfellow ) 11:00 - 11:45

• Reid Middle School (North Street) 11:00-11:45

• Stearns Elementary School (Lebanon Ave) 11:00-11:45

• Williams Elementary School (Bushey Rd) 11:00-11:45

Pittsfield Public Schools Weekly Grab & Go Sites

Mondays & Thursdays

Thursday, December 17th & Monday, December 21st

• Conte Community School (West Union Street) 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

• Morningside Community School (Burbank Street) 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Students and families are encouraged to frequently visit the Remote and Hybrid Learning Link, on the www.pittsfield.net website for the most up-to-date information on each aspect of upcoming educational plans.

Important information, timelines, and answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.

For additional questions regarding foodservice offerings during the transition to in-person learning, please email ppsnutrition@pittsfield.net

Please Note:

• All children ages 18 & under can participate the Pittsfield Public Schools free meal program

• Breakfast and lunch will be packaged together

• Hot ready to eat meals will be available

• Parents can continue to pick-up meals for their children

• Meal pick-up times will not conflict with remote learning lunch schedules

• Additional meal sites made available for easier access

• Meal pick-ups do not have to take place at the school a child attends

• Children and families can pick up from any meal site

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