The Watertown Public Schools will continue to provide free breakfasts and lunches through the summer, but will be distributing meals on different days.
Since the shutdown of schools due to COVID-19, the Watertown School Nutrition program has been giving out meals from the parking lot at Watertown High School to families in need. The program is funded through a Federal grant provided to districts in Massachusetts.
During the school year the meals were distributed three days a week, and more than 200 families took part. Over the summer they will be handed two days a week — Tuesdays and Fridays.
The summer schedule begins in early July, with distribution of grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches on July 7 and July 10 during the first week. The summer schedule runs through the last week of August (see the schedule below).
On Tuesdays, meals for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will be given out. On Fridays, meals for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be available.
Pick up hours are between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Walk up to the distribution site in the staff parking lot at Watertown High School (around the corner from the Columbia Street entrance, off Barnard Avenue). Let the staff know how many children under 21 need meals (students do not need to be present).