Slade Middle School added to New Britain spots for students to pick up breakfast, lunch

Published on Thursday, 19 March 2020 15:52
Written by Catherine Shen


NEW BRITAIN – A sixth meal site location has been added for New Britain students to pick up breakfast and lunch during the school’s shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Starting Friday, Slade Middle School, 272 Main St., will begin breakfast and lunch services along with the original five locations at New Britain High School, 110 Mill St., Pulaski Middle School, 757 Farmington Ave., Smalley Elementary School, 175 West St., Smith Elementary School, 142 Rutherford St., and a food truck at A.W. Stanley Park, Stanley St.

There are also drop-off sites at Mount Pleasant and Malikowski Circle, which are both up and running smoothly, according to Jeffrey Taddeo, resident district manager for Whitsons School Nutrition.

Hours for the meal distribution centers are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meals are grab-and-go and both meals may be obtained during each of the open hours so parents and students don’t have to make two trips. There will be no requirements to check in or sign up, both parents and students can come by to pick up the meals that are all freshly made.

Taddeo said the meal pick-ups are getting busier and the district is considering the possibility of extending the feeding hours. He is also training more workers, including district members and the city’s Parks and Recreation Department employees, to help address the increasing need.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Thursday, 19 March 2020 15:52. Updated: Thursday, 19 March 2020 15:55.