Exciting News in Food Service!

In Response to the COVID-19 school closure, we are providing meals to ensure that our youth in the community have access to free healthy meals.

Menus & our Additional Safety Precautions Are Listed Below

Information About Activating Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) cards is Listed Below the Menus

*** We expanded our meal service to include weekend meals given on Fridays!! ***

Important Announcement!

Summer EATS will begin on June 15, 2020 and run until August 21rst.

There will be no break between the current Grab & Go school closure meal service and the GPS Summer EATS program.

However, the Franklin County Fairgrounds and Foster's Market will be closed from June 1rst to June 5th! The Aster Courts area of Leyden Woods will be closed for the summer.

The Bayberry Courts area of Leyden Woods will be open!!

GPS Summer EATS 2020 Newsletter

Click here to download the GPS 2020 Summer EATS Newsletter

 

School Closure Menu with Service Times & Location

School Closure Meal Plan May 2020

Please click on the link to view the pdf file of the May 2020 school closure meal service information

GPS 2020 Summer EATS June menu

Click here to download the GPS 2020 Summer EATS June menu

Information about P-EBT Card Activation

The following information is from the  Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) with families:

 

How to Activate (PIN) a P-EBT Card

You will need the letter DTA sent you in the mail to activate the card. If you lost the letter or never received one, you can fill out this form

 

The Massachusetts EBT vendor was not able to change the automated prompts you hear when you call to PIN a card, and unfortunately,

some of the automated instructions are inaccurate for P-EBT cards. Instead, please follow the steps below:

 

Call the EBT card phone number on the back of your P-EBT card: 800-997-2555.

 

Enter your P-EBT card number (it is an 18-digit number).

 

You will then be prompted incorrectly to enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. Do not enter the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. 

For the P-EBT cards, you must enter the last four digits of your child's case number that was provided on the DTA letter you received in the mail.

 

Then enter your child's date of birth using a two-digit month, two-digit day, and four-digit year (example: 04/06/2005).

 

For more information, visit: map-ebt.org. Questions? Call Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline at 800-645-8333

 

School Closure Meal Service Frequently Asked Questions 

School Closure Meal Service FAQs 03.30.20

Please Click on this link to view the pdf of the school closure meal service FAQs

Update Letter to Families on School Closure Meal Plan 03.27.20

Click here to download update letter to Greenfield families on our school closure meal plan

School Closure Meal Service Safety Protocols

Meal Service Protecols

Click here to download our school closure meal service safety protocols

We will be holding a grant-funded raffle for ages 10-18 who participate in the summer meals program! Any time youth ages 10-18 get a free meal at one of 4 locations, they can fill out a raffle ticket to enter a chance to win a $60 gift card to Olympia Sports! See times and locations below. 

Free Summer Meals Participation Raffle Grant Funded

We are cooking up our plans for the Greenfield Summer Meals Program!

Stay tuned for more details.. 

 

Greenfield Summer Meals Program 2019

We awarded a winner of our GPS Recipe Contest! Yavian of GHS won with a submission of a family favorite recipe. 

The dish that he submitted was Yavian's Chicken Alfredo with a Puerto Rican style Greek Rice! 

It is featured on our January menus!! 

Congratulations Yavian!!! 

 

Chef Sam will be visiting AEL on February 7th to give out free samples of Smoky BBQ Pork Chili!

Chef Sam flier February 2019 visit to AEL

On 11/08/2018 Chef Sam visited GMS and on 11/15/2018 he visited GHS. He gave out free samples of Creole Style Fish Sandwiches! 

Poster announcing a Chef Sam visit to GMS to serve Spicy Creole Fish SandwichChef Sam giving out samples of Creole Fish Sandwich

Chef Sam's Creole Fish Sandwich Samples

On 10/11/2018 Chef Sam visited Federal Street School and on 10/19/2018 he visited Newton School!

Poster announcing a visit from Chef Sam to Federal Street School and Newton SchoolNewton School students made a banner for Sam that said "Chef Sam Rocks!"

He shared free samples of Spicy Chicken Flatbread! Newton School Students made him a banner! 

 

On Thursday, September 13, Chef Sam visited GMS to share free samples of the upcoming new menu item Beef & Cheese Burritos!

On Thursday, September 20, Chef Sam visited GHS to share free samples of the upcoming new menu item Beef & Cheese Burritos!

 

Non-Discrimination 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: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/program-discrimination-complaint-filing, 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; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.