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Food Service

Welcome to the Food Service Department
of the Norton Public Schools!

Mike Vaccaro, Director of Dining Services
mvaccaro@norton.k12.ma.us | (508) 285-0150


Our Promise: To extend our passion, dedication, knowledge and enthusiasm into serving each student delicious and nutritious meals. To nourish the bodies, minds and spirits of our students and pave the way for a lifetime of success and well-being.

We do more than feed hungry students at Norton Public Schools. We improve how students eat by preparing fresh, delicious and nutritious meals they love! We engage students and all of their senses through the creation of new and fresh dining experiences that improve their school day. Our wide variety of menu items, programs and initiatives nourish student’s bodies, minds and spirits.

What does "eat. learn. live." mean?

eat. We improve the well-being of our students by preparing fresh, delicious and nutritious meals they love. We engage students and all of their senses through the creation of new and fresh dining experiences that improve their school day.

learn. We build sharp minds and strong bodies with a healthful, balanced approach to school dining. We share our knowledge of the life-enhancing benefits of good nutrition with students, our families and our communities.

live. We enrich the lives of our students and the communities we live through socially responsible and sustainability best practices. We are planting the seeds of health and wellness.

COVID-19 Norton Meals Program

The attached Food Service Process is subject to change as conditions warrant, but serves as a start point for how we plan to feed students this year. 

NPS has provided in previous emails that the District will be starting the year with free breakfast and free lunch for all students. The USDA has approved a waiver request from the State to allow for free meals through the end of December 2020 or as long as the funding lasts. We are pleased that this benefit is available to all students in the District, and encourage students to participate. 

The Norton Public Schools has created a school meals order form for families to place their breakfast and lunch orders for each week during the upcoming school year. This order form replaces lunch lines and student ordering during the school day. Families will complete one order form per week for each student. 

Food delivery to bus stops will begin on Monday September 21, 2020. Please note that the District will be open at the back of the high school from noon to 3:00 pm on Monday for meal pack pick-up if you miss the delivery. This is open for all students in the Norton Public Schools, including school choice students.

Families that order food will need to go to the bus stop closest to them to pick-up the meals twice on Monday (once for breakfast and a second time for lunch). The buses will load up breakfast meal packs and depart the school at approximately 8:00 am on Monday, then will deliver breakfast meal packs to the bus stops.  The buses will then return to the school to load up lunch meal packs and will depart the school at approximately 11:00 am. Please note these times are estimates, and the actual arrival time at stops is unknown at this time as the process has never been attempted in the District previously.

The breakfast meals provided on Monday will be five days of breakfast for each student. The lunch meals provided on Monday will be as follows: One meal will be delivered for Cohort one students (the Monday meal), two meals will be delivered for Cohort two students (the Monday meal and the Tuesday meal), and five meals will be delivered for students that are full remote.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Matt Wells at (508)285-0100 ext. 4 and then option 1 or through email at mwells@norton.k12.ma.us.