Posted Date: 03/24/2021
The Norwalk Board of Education is proud to recognize the district food service staff for their unwaveringly commitment to NPS students each day. Research shows that children from families who are not sure where their next meal may come from are more likely to have lower math scores and repeat a grade, among other challenges.
Throughout the ongoing public health crisis, thanks to the help of the City of Norwalk, Chartwells and NPS food service workers, free meals have been provided and continue to be served for Norwalk children ages two through 18 throughout the city.
Traditionally, NPS serves 42,500 meals a month. This year, ninety food service employees are providing students with 42,000 meals a week, having served over 800,000 meals since the school year opened.
NPS Central Kitchen produces over 3,500 meals per day for elementary schools and community sites. Meals are served daily at 31 sites across the city this year, having increased from 19 sites last year. Five food service trucks deliver ingredients weekly to ensure meals are consistently available.
Nine tented meal pickup locations are placed strategically across the city to ensure that students in densely populated areas have easy access to food. Even when school's out for recess, food service workers are there to ensure that Norwalk kids can still get breakfast and lunch during the week.
At the secondary level, students are served breakfast and lunch via satellite cafes located throughout the building. Food service workers safely distribute food while offering students a collegial feel and menu choices.
The Board of Education recognizes all food service workers, whose commitment enables students to grow and learn.
We thank you for all that you have done and will continue to do for Norwalk Public Schools!