NORFOLK — Superintendents Paul Zinni, David Raiche, Allan Cameron and Ingrid Allardi, and Regional Director of Wellness Dot Pearl, are pleased to announce that the King Philip Regional High School will once again serve as a Hockomock Area YMCA USDA Summer Meals distribution site for the King Philip, Plainville, Norfolk and Wrentham school communities.
The USDA Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the Hockomock Area YMCA, will provide meals at Door 22 in the rear of the King Philip Regional High School, 201 Franklin St. in Wrentham.
Free breakfast and lunch will be provided for all children ages 18 and under from the King Philip, Plainville, Norfolk and Wrentham school communities. Meals can be picked up on Monday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The meal service will begin on Monday, June 21 and will run through Thursday, Aug. 26. There is no advanced sign-up process or paperwork necessary to receive meals. Meals are free and drive-up pick up is open to all.
“The importance of healthy meals does not go away in the summer while schools are closed. We are pleased to once again be partnering with the Hockomock Area YMCA to offer healthy food access during the summer,” Director Pearl said. “Last summer, this valuable partnership allowed us to support families facing food and financial insecurity during the pandemic and to ensure each child has access to meals. The YMCA does tremendous work addressing food insecurity.”
Community members can receive free food bags on Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. at the following Hockomock Area YMCAs:
- Foxboro, 67 Mechanic St.
- Franklin, 45 Forge Hill Road
- North Attleboro, 300 Elmwood St.
Community members are asked to pull into the main entrance of the YMCA. Once there, people should pop their trunk and wait for a staff member to place a free bag of food into the trunk.
“The Hockomock Area YMCA is proud to help feed the kids of the King Philip communities for the second consecutive summer. Providing free meals to all children in the community ensures that each child will be fed when school isn’t in session and allows families to access food regardless of their financial situation,” Hockomock Area YMCA Director of Food Access Alyson Centrella said. “Our YMCA is proud of the partnership we have with the King Philip, Plainville, Norfolk and Wrentham School districts. We strongly believe partnership is the key to positively impacting those in the community who are facing food insecurity”
Additional information on the Hockomock Area YMCA summer meals program can be found at https://www.hockymca.org/food-access/.