Home Grown Springfield

Home Grown Springfield The Culinary & Nutrition Program of Springfield Public Schools. The second largest public school district in Mass., serving over 27,000 students.

Our Home Grown Springfield team, made up of Springfield Public Schools and Sodexo employee’s, work together to ensure students in Springfield are receiving healthy nutritious meals. Our Mission:
“To eliminate student hunger by increasing the quality, sustainability, and efficiency of the child nutritional programs in our schools and community.”

Our Goals:
1) To improve food quality ser

Our Home Grown Springfield team, made up of Springfield Public Schools and Sodexo employee’s, work together to ensure students in Springfield are receiving healthy nutritious meals. Our Mission:
“To eliminate student hunger by increasing the quality, sustainability, and efficiency of the child nutritional programs in our schools and community.”

Our Goals:
1) To improve food quality ser

Operating as usual

Have a great 4th of July weekend! Please note our Grab-N-Go meal service program will be closed on Monday, July 5th in o...
07/04/2021

Have a great 4th of July weekend!
Please note our Grab-N-Go meal service program will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on Wednesday, July 7th.
For more information and regular updates text “SPRINGFIELD” to 82257

Have a great 4th of July weekend!
Please note our Grab-N-Go meal service program will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on Wednesday, July 7th.
For more information and regular updates text “SPRINGFIELD” to 82257

07/04/2021

Have a great 4th of July weekend! Please note Central Office and PACE will be closed on Monday. Our Home Grown Springfield grab-and-go meals program will run Wednesday and Friday only.

07/02/2021

YES Springfield! It's #FoodBoxFriday! Come pick up your free meals and food boxes TODAY, free of charge as always!

By the way... Are you signed up to get texts from Home Grown Springfield about program updates and events like these? Watch this video to see how you can subscribe!

Before your holiday weekend, come by and stock up on easy, reheat-able meals and snacks to keep everyone fed, whether at home or on the go!

WHATEVER THE WEATHER, WE ARE SERVING!

Please come see us between 10am-5pm TODAY, JULY 2ND for yours, no ID or registration required!

Be sure to text "SPRINGFIELD" to 82257 to get all of our updates on #FoodBoxFriday, meal distribution, and free taste tests on our food truck!

We are the Culinary and Nutrition Center of Springfield Public Schools, proudly serving free breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to students 18 and younger.
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07/01/2021

What's on the menu? Check out school
food menus any time, anywhere, using the Meal Viewer
app!
Download the Meal Viewer app today!
https://schools.mealviewer.com/district/SpringfieldMA
#mealviewer #springfieldma #westernmass #menu
#schoolnutrition #breakfast #lunch #snacks #dinner

We’re at Brookings Elementary till 3pm! Come see us!
06/30/2021

We’re at Brookings Elementary till 3pm! Come see us!

06/30/2021

What are you doing from 12pm-3pm today? Come to Brookings Elementary for a free food sample and NEW summer prizes!

The Home Grown Springfield Summer Series food truck is spending this warm Wednesday sampling some delicious pepperoni bread and a fresh salad. We'll be right next to the distribution line, so stop by when you come grab your meals!

Make sure you don't miss out on this one!

WHEN: TODAY, June 30th, 12pm-3pm
WHERE: Brookings Elementary School
WHY: YOUR chance to share your thoughts with your school meal program!

We are the Culinary and Nutrition Center of Springfield Public Schools, proudly serving free breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to students 18 and younger.
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Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is important for overall health. Challenge your family to Eat the Rainbow with...
06/30/2021

Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is important for overall health. Challenge your family to Eat the Rainbow with these Wellness Wednesday Tips!

#wellnesswednesday #eattherainbow #rainbowfood #eatrig #eattheraiht #5aday

Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is important for overall health. Challenge your family to Eat the Rainbow with these Wellness Wednesday Tips!

#wellnesswednesday #eattherainbow #rainbowfood #eatrig #eattheraiht #5aday

Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is important for overall health. Challenge your family to Eat the Rainbow with...
06/30/2021

Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is important for overall health. Challenge your family to Eat the Rainbow with these Wellness Wednesday Tips!

#wellnesswednesday #eattherainbow #rainbowfood #eatright #5aday

Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables is important for overall health. Challenge your family to Eat the Rainbow with these Wellness Wednesday Tips!

#wellnesswednesday #eattherainbow #rainbowfood #eatright #5aday

Home Grown Springfield, the culinary and nutrition program of Springfield Public Schools, will be closed on Monday, July...
06/30/2021

Home Grown Springfield, the culinary and nutrition program of Springfield Public Schools, will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of 4th of July.

To ensure families have access to meals despite the Monday closure, additional meals will be packed out on the Wednesday, June 30th and Friday, July 2nd of this week.

Breakfasts, lunches, dinners and a snacks are provided for any child 18 or under.

Home Grown Springfield provides grab-n-go meal service Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00pm-3:00pm for anyone 18 or under at the following schools:
Boland Elementary School; Bowles Elementary School; Brookings Elementary School; Chestnut Middle School; Forest Park Middle School; Milton Bradley Elementary School; Rebecca Johnson Elementary School, Talmadge Elementary School and Warner Elementary School. Together with the Oasis Food Pantry, meals are also distributed every Friday at the Eastfield Mall from 10:00am-5:00pm.

Any child or teen 18 or under is eligible for the meal program. No ID necessary to receive meals, they do not need to be from Springfield, live in Springfield, or attend Springfield Public Schools. Adults may pick meals up on behalf of the child or teen.

To find free grab-n-go meals for students text “Springfield” to 82257 *message and data rates may apply. To find menus for the free meal service, please visit www.homegrownspringfield.com/menus.

Home Grown Springfield, the culinary and nutrition program of Springfield Public Schools, will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of 4th of July.

To ensure families have access to meals despite the Monday closure, additional meals will be packed out on the Wednesday, June 30th and Friday, July 2nd of this week.

Breakfasts, lunches, dinners and a snacks are provided for any child 18 or under.

Home Grown Springfield provides grab-n-go meal service Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00pm-3:00pm for anyone 18 or under at the following schools:
Boland Elementary School; Bowles Elementary School; Brookings Elementary School; Chestnut Middle School; Forest Park Middle School; Milton Bradley Elementary School; Rebecca Johnson Elementary School, Talmadge Elementary School and Warner Elementary School. Together with the Oasis Food Pantry, meals are also distributed every Friday at the Eastfield Mall from 10:00am-5:00pm.

Any child or teen 18 or under is eligible for the meal program. No ID necessary to receive meals, they do not need to be from Springfield, live in Springfield, or attend Springfield Public Schools. Adults may pick meals up on behalf of the child or teen.

To find free grab-n-go meals for students text “Springfield” to 82257 *message and data rates may apply. To find menus for the free meal service, please visit www.homegrownspringfield.com/menus.

Home Grown Springfield makes it possible for you to stay connected to our meal program updates, even when you're on the ...
06/29/2021

Home Grown Springfield makes it possible for you to stay connected to our meal program updates, even when you're on the go! Join our mobile list to get updates sent straight to you. We let you know when and where we're offering meal services, taste testing, and other FREE opportunities for delicious and nutritious food!
All you need to do is click this link, https://newsystem.mydtxt.com/out/signupform.php... , put in your phone number, then you're subscribed! Don't forget to follow @homegrownsps to see and participate in the fun!

Home Grown Springfield makes it possible for you to stay connected to our meal program updates, even when you're on the go! Join our mobile list to get updates sent straight to you. We let you know when and where we're offering meal services, taste testing, and other FREE opportunities for delicious and nutritious food!
All you need to do is click this link, https://newsystem.mydtxt.com/out/signupform.php... , put in your phone number, then you're subscribed! Don't forget to follow @homegrownsps to see and participate in the fun!

Springfield Public Schools Grab-and-go Meal Service Closed for 4th of July.Home Grown Springfield, the culinary and nutr...
06/28/2021

Springfield Public Schools Grab-and-go Meal Service Closed for 4th of July.
Home Grown Springfield, the culinary and nutrition program of Springfield Public Schools, will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of 4th of July. To ensure families have access to meals despite the Monday closure, additional meals will be packed out on the Wednesday, June 30th and Friday, July 2nd of this week. Breakfasts, lunches, dinners and a snacks are provided for any child 18 or under.
Home Grown Springfield provides grab-and-go meal service Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00pm-3:00pm for anyone 18 or under at the following schools: Boland Elementary School; Bowles Elementary School; Brookings Elementary School; Chestnut Middle School; Forest Park Middle School; Milton Bradley Elementary School; Rebecca Johnson Elementary School, Talmadge Elementary School and Warner Elementary School. Together with the Oasis Food Pantry, meals are also distributed every Friday at the Eastfield Mall from 10:00am-5:00pm
Any child or teen 18 or under is eligible for the meal program. No ID necessary to receive meals, they do not need to be from Springfield, live in Springfield, or attend Springfield Public Schools. Adults may pick meals up on behalf of the child or teen.
To find free grab-and-go meals for students text “Springfield” to 82257 *message and data rates may apply. To find menus for the free meal service, please visit www.homegrownspringfield.com/menus.

06/27/2021

Did you know Springfield Museums offers FREE admission to Springfield residents (with valid ID) – youth included?

Head over to https://springfieldmuseums.org to learn more about current exhibits including "Wild Kratts: Creature Power" and family-friendly events.

Are you passionate about improving the quality of student meals? Do you have kitchen experience? Are you ready for that ...
06/26/2021

Are you passionate about improving the quality of student meals? Do you have kitchen experience? Are you ready for that next step?

https://external-careers-frontlinesodexo.icims.com/jobs/674775/kitchen-supervisor/job?mobile=false&width=1137&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Sodexo is seeking an entry-level Kitchen Supervisor for its School Services segment at Springfield Public Schools. The Kitchen Supervisor’s primary focus will be on engaging students and increasing participation in school meal programs. Working as a 2-person team with a Field Marketing Specialist, the individual will improve the students’ meal experience working with the kitchen staff. This position requires hands-on food production and service expertise with the ability to train and direct staff using a team approach.

Are you passionate about improving the quality of student meals? Do you have kitchen experience? Are you ready for that next step?

https://external-careers-frontlinesodexo.icims.com/jobs/674775/kitchen-supervisor/job?mobile=false&width=1137&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Sodexo is seeking an entry-level Kitchen Supervisor for its School Services segment at Springfield Public Schools. The Kitchen Supervisor’s primary focus will be on engaging students and increasing participation in school meal programs. Working as a 2-person team with a Field Marketing Specialist, the individual will improve the students’ meal experience working with the kitchen staff. This position requires hands-on food production and service expertise with the ability to train and direct staff using a team approach.

Photos from Sodexo USA's post
06/25/2021

Photos from Sodexo USA's post

06/24/2021

What's on the menu? Check out school food menus any time, anywhere, using the Meal Viewer app!
Download the Meal Viewer app today!
https://schools.mealviewer.com/district/SpringfieldMA
#mealviewer #springfieldma #westernmass #menu #schoolnutrition #breakfast #lunch #snacks #dinner

06/23/2021

Check out Home Grown Springfield's food truck! Every Wednesday from 4pm-6pm, we are out sampling new menu items with the intent to increase student voice and participation in their meal programs.

When you sample, you're able to fill out a survey asking you the MOST important questions:
- Was it tasty?
- What could be added/removed?
- Would you bring a friend to the food truck next week?

You can also participate in fun games and giveaways when you visit! Come by, enjoy some good food, and give us your honest feedback!

The food truck will be at CHESTNUT ACCELERATED MIDDLE SCHOOL TODAY, JUNE 23RD from 12pm-3pm! Don't miss it!

We are the Culinary and Nutrition Center of Springfield Public Schools, proudly serving free breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to students 18 and younger.
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You joined us for Spring-A-Palooza, now gear up for the summer with the Home Grown Summer Series! This season, we have a...
06/23/2021

You joined us for Spring-A-Palooza, now gear up for the summer with the Home Grown Summer Series! This season, we have a lot to celebrate:

- NEW prizes
- DELICIOUS barbecue-style samplings
- FUN and EXCITING ways to tell us what YOU want on the menu!

The Home Grown Food Truck will still be located at various meal distribution sites this summer EVERY WEDNESDAY, but with a NEW schedule! Come see us between 12pm-3pm to taste test and survey possible menu items for your school menus!

TODAY'S EVENT:
WHERE: Chestnut Accelerated Middle School
WHEN: TODAY! Wednesday, 23rd, 2021 12pm-3pm

Check out our sample for today, and check back soon to see how EASY it is to survey!

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Today is National Hydration Day! Staying hydrated is important for overall health, especially during the summer. Check o...
06/23/2021

Today is National Hydration Day! Staying hydrated is important for overall health, especially during the summer. Check out this weeks Wellness Wednesday tips for ways to make hydration more fun!

#wellnesswednesday #hydration #water #hydrationiskey #stayhydrated

Home Grown Springfield makes it possible for you to stay connected to our meal program updates, even when you're on the ...
06/22/2021

Home Grown Springfield makes it possible for you to stay connected to our meal program updates, even when you're on the go! Join our mobile list to get updates sent straight to you. We let you know when and where we're offering meal services, taste testing, and other FREE opportunities for delicious and nutritious food!
All you need to do is click this link, https://newsystem.mydtxt.com/out/signupform.php... , put in your phone number, then you're subscribed! Don't forget to follow @homegrownsps to see and participate in the fun!

Home Grown Springfield makes it possible for you to stay connected to our meal program updates, even when you're on the go! Join our mobile list to get updates sent straight to you. We let you know when and where we're offering meal services, taste testing, and other FREE opportunities for delicious and nutritious food!
All you need to do is click this link, https://newsystem.mydtxt.com/out/signupform.php... , put in your phone number, then you're subscribed! Don't forget to follow @homegrownsps to see and participate in the fun!

Schools may be out for summer but our MEAL SITES STAY OPEN!Home Grown Springfield, the culinary and nutrition program of...
06/18/2021

Schools may be out for summer but our MEAL SITES STAY OPEN!
Home Grown Springfield, the culinary and nutrition program of Springfield Public Schools, is serving grab-and-go meals all summer long to ensure all kids have access to healthy meals. Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks are provided for any child 18 or under.
Home Grown Springfield provides grab-and-go meal service Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:00pm-3:00pm for anyone 18 or under at the following schools: Boland Elementary School; Bowles Elementary School; Brookings Elementary School; Chestnut Middle School; Forest Park Middle School; Milton Bradley Elementary School; Rebecca Johnson Elementary School and Talmadge Elementary School. Warner Elementary School will serve grab-n-go on Mondays and Wednesday only, meals are also distributed every Friday at the Eastfield Mall from 10:00am-5:00pm in conjunction with the Oasis Food Pantry.
New this summer, Home Grown Springfield will have mobile grab-n-go meal distributions Monday-Friday at the following housing locations:
• 12:00PM at Bay Neighborhood (437 Bay St), Duggan Housing (445 Goodwin St), and Spring Meadows (176 Cannon Circle)
• 12:45PM at Sullivan Housing (31 Morgan St), Robinson Gardens (Bay St & Berkshire Ave), and Allen Park Apartments (251 Allen Park Apts)
• 1:00PM Bay Meadows (100 Bay Meadow Rd) and Colonial Estates (1 Beacon Circle)
• 1:30PM Liberty Hill Townhouse (4 Nursery St), Reed Village (5 Lionel Benoit Rd), and Eastbrook Apartments (559 Fernbank Rd)
Any child or teen 18 or under is eligible for the meal program. No ID necessary to receive meals, they do not need to be from Springfield, live in Springfield, or attend Springfield Public Schools. Adults may pick meals up on behalf of the child or teen.
To find free grab-and-go meals for students text “Springfield” to 82257 *message and data rates may apply. To find menus for the free meal service, please visit www.homegrownspringfield.com/menus.

Schools may be out for summer but our MEAL SITES STAY OPEN!
Home Grown Springfield, the culinary and nutrition program of Springfield Public Schools, is serving grab-and-go meals all summer long to ensure all kids have access to healthy meals. Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks are provided for any child 18 or under.
Home Grown Springfield provides grab-and-go meal service Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:00pm-3:00pm for anyone 18 or under at the following schools: Boland Elementary School; Bowles Elementary School; Brookings Elementary School; Chestnut Middle School; Forest Park Middle School; Milton Bradley Elementary School; Rebecca Johnson Elementary School and Talmadge Elementary School. Warner Elementary School will serve grab-n-go on Mondays and Wednesday only, meals are also distributed every Friday at the Eastfield Mall from 10:00am-5:00pm in conjunction with the Oasis Food Pantry.
New this summer, Home Grown Springfield will have mobile grab-n-go meal distributions Monday-Friday at the following housing locations:
• 12:00PM at Bay Neighborhood (437 Bay St), Duggan Housing (445 Goodwin St), and Spring Meadows (176 Cannon Circle)
• 12:45PM at Sullivan Housing (31 Morgan St), Robinson Gardens (Bay St & Berkshire Ave), and Allen Park Apartments (251 Allen Park Apts)
• 1:00PM Bay Meadows (100 Bay Meadow Rd) and Colonial Estates (1 Beacon Circle)
• 1:30PM Liberty Hill Townhouse (4 Nursery St), Reed Village (5 Lionel Benoit Rd), and Eastbrook Apartments (559 Fernbank Rd)
Any child or teen 18 or under is eligible for the meal program. No ID necessary to receive meals, they do not need to be from Springfield, live in Springfield, or attend Springfield Public Schools. Adults may pick meals up on behalf of the child or teen.
To find free grab-and-go meals for students text “Springfield” to 82257 *message and data rates may apply. To find menus for the free meal service, please visit www.homegrownspringfield.com/menus.

Address

75 Cadwell Drive
Springfield, MA
01104

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 7am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 7am - 3:30pm
Thursday 7am - 3:30pm
Friday 7am - 3:30pm

Telephone

+14137877111

Website

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SPS Food Service Dept. and Home Grown Springfield are providing safe and healthy Grab-n-Go meals to children 18 years old or younger. Families with children in and around Springfield are invited to pick up meals at one of our 18 locations. Children do not have to be present; adults can pick up meals for any child. Adults may pick up meals for their own children, friend’s, relative’s, neighbor's and children who may be unable to pick up meals themselves. No names or ID's are required. All meals are served at no cost. Please text "Springfield" to 82257 for more information and program updates.

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