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Food Services Announcement

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 12, 2020

EDISON FAMILIES TO RECEIVE INCREASED 

ACCESS TO PREPARED NUTRITIOUS MEALS

 

EDISON – Edison Mayor Thomas Lankey and Edison Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Bernard Bragen, announced today that families in town will have increased access to prepared nutritious meals beginning Monday, April 13.  The meals will be prepared by Chartwells and will be delivered and distributed at a dozen locations around town by school bus drivers and aides in Board of Education school buses.

Chartwells has already been providing daily meals at John P. Stevens High School and Edison High School and Monday’s efforts to increase access to nutritious meals will help those families that are unable to travel to either of the high schools.  The buses will travel to the designated locations and park for two hours and the proper spacing for social distancing will be observed and enforced to protect township families and the people distributing food.  

“We know that there are residents who do not have the ability to travel to one of the high schools and get a nutritious meal and we are hopeful that this plan to expand access will help rectify this pressing problem,” said Dr. Bragen. “This food is for our community, to serve our students and their families.  We will not turn anyone down that needs a meal.”

“I would like to thank all of those bus drivers and aides taking part in this important initiative,” said Mayor Lankey.  “We have seen so many people come together with creative, outside the box thinking in these past weeks and Dr. Bragen’s leadership in this effort to provide increased access to nutritious meals for Edison families is a tremendous example of what we can do when we all work together.  There is nothing more important than protecting ourselves, our friends and our neighbors during this terrible pandemic and our plan to get meals to those who need them most is a critical step in accomplishing those goals.  

These are the locations and times for food distribution beginning Monday, April 13th:

SOUTH END LOCATIONS

Edison Glen Apartments, (Front of Building *)

Morning Stop: 10:00 am until 11:30 am; and

Afternoon Stop: 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm

Amandla Crossing, (100 Mitch Snyder Drive)

Afternoon Stop: 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm

Kilmer Homes, (115 Truman Drive)

Morning Stop: 10:00 am until 11:30 am; and

Afternoon Stop: 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm

Blueberry Village at Wildberry Court (Near the Rental Office)

Morning Stop: 10:00 am until 11:30 am; and

Afternoon Stop: 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm

Julius Engel Gardens, Willard Duhman Drive / Avenue C

Morning Stop: 10:00 am until 11:30 am; and

Afternoon Stop: 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm

 

Providing service for the following communities:

Julius Engel Gardens

Middlesex Interfaith Partners at Amandla Crossing and Imani Homes

Kilmer Homes

Ozanam Shelter

Blueberry Village

Imani Homes 

Triple “C” Housing 

NORTH END LOCATIONS

Minnie B Veal Community Center Parking Lot, (1070 Grove Avenue)

Morning Stop: 10:15 am until 11:30 am; and

Afternoon Stop: 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm

Hilltop Apartments – Dayton Drive & Warren Drive (Near Bldg 7)

Morning Stop: 10:00 am until 11:30 am; and

Afternoon Stop: 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm

Providing service for the following communities:

Greenwood Townhouses

Hilltop/Trafalgar Gardens

Beatrice Park Neighborhood

Colonial Square Townhouse

Robert Holmes Gardens

Triple “C” Housing

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IMPORTANT UPDATE as of 8:15 pm 3/30/2020

ANNOUNCEMENT: Meals Provided during Spring Break

For those families eligible to receive free or reduced meals, we will continue providing the meals until further notice including the entire week (mon-fri) of Spring Break.   

Grab-and-go breakfast and lunches that can be picked up between the hours of 9:30 and 11:30 am from TWO designated areas, which will be John P. Stevens High School and Edison High School. The meals will be available so that both breakfast and lunch meals can be picked up together. The meals will be bagged and ready for distribution so that you can just pick it up and go.   Please use the chart below. You should respond to the high school in which your child’s school is listed below it. 

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience as we move forward in providing meals for your children.  We remain committed to doing everything possible to mitigate the impact this transition to online learning will have on our community and we appreciate your continued support and cooperation.

 

JOHN P. STEVENS HIGH SCHOOL EDISON HIGH SCHOOL
Franklin D. Roosevelt School Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
James Madison Intermediate School Herbert Hoover Middle School
James Madison Primary School Lincoln Elementary School
John Adams Middle School Lindeneau Elementary School
Martin Luther King Elementary School John Marshall Elementary School
Menlo Park Elementary School James Monroe Elementary School
Woodbrook Elementary School Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Woodrow Wilson Middle School Washington Elementary School


Please check your email and our district website for updates regularly.

If you have any questions, please email: food.service@edison.k12.nj.us