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Meal Service During COVID-19 School Closure 

mozzarella sticksThe Food & Nutrition Services Department will be providing free meals to all children 18 and under during the emergency closure.

Meal Site: Vernon Center Middle School Door #5
Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am – 11am during closure
Meals Served: Breakfast & Lunch
Meal Style: Drive up Grab & Go

Details of operation:
A two-day supply of breakfast and lunch will be provided to all children at NO COST on each distribution day (Monday, Wednesday, Friday). Complete, bagged meals will be handed out to families that drive up to Door #5 at Vernon Center Middle School. Children do not need to be present to collect the meals. Meals are not available for adults. 

To mitigate the spread of disease, no one is permitted to enter the building. We encourage all families driving up to collect meals to stay in their vehicle. Meals will be brought to the vehicle by the Food & Nutrition staff.

Meal options will be based on product availability. Lunches will be packaged frozen in oven-safe aluminum containers. Click here for heating instructions. If your child has a food allergy or medical issue, please let the Food & Nutrition staff know. Accommodations will be made to the best extent possible. All meals are nut & pork free.

 

 

MSS Students

Students at Maple Street School enjoy their lunch, 2018

Contact Us!

Food & Nutrition Department
860-896-4682
30 Park Street, Vernon, CT, 06066

Elizabeth Fisher, MS, RD, Food & Nutrition Services Director
Regina Dickinson, Administrative Support

Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442;
  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.