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Grab n Go Meal  Distribution  Program
 
 
 

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) announced earlier this week that it received waiver approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to allow schools to provide free meals to all children during statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts. 

The Franklin Regional School District, along with Metz Culinary Management, will begin serving meals to any current Franklin Regional students or children age 18 or under who live in the Franklin Regional community. 

You do not need to be enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program to receive these meals.  Any child 18 and under residing in the Franklin Regional community may be served meals.  The Grab-n-Go meal distribution will start Monday, April 6, 2020. The distribution will be Monday-Friday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm (except for April 10) under a tent, which will be located near the patio entrance of the Franklin Regional Senior High School.

Meal Request forms and menus are available on the Food Service web page located on the District’s website at www.frsdk12.org under the Department & Services tab.

If possible, please complete a Meal Request form by 5:00 pm the night before food pick up so that our staff can prepare enough food to meet the needs of those in need.

If you have any questions, please email Linda Miller at lmiller@frsdk12.org.

About our Food Service Program
 
The District's food service is under the management of Metz & Associates. Under a program initiated in 2005, students are able to pay for meals using a debit system similar to those used on college campuses.

Franklin Regional’s school cafeterias serve approximately 300,000 lunches annually and almost 20,000 breakfasts. In addition, the food service staff prepares and serves refreshments for approximately 125 events across five buildings.

The menus are designed to be well balanced and nutritious, according to guidelines established by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Good nutrition is essential to growing children. In an effort to educate parents and students on healthy food choices, Metz & Associates encourage parents and students to visit these sites: 3-A-day @ www.3aday.org/Pages/Welcome.aspx; TeamNutrition@ www.fns.usda.gov/tn/;

Questions? Check out Food Service FAQs or contact Food Service Director Sonny Burns at (724) 325-1977 or sburns@franklinregional.k12.pa.us