The ARPS Nutrition Services Department, the ARPS Family Center, and, beginning Monday, the UMass Baby Berk Food Truck that assisted with our summer food program are doing the critical work of ensuring that students who rely on the schools for breakfast and lunch have access to those meals even though school is closed. An article about their efforts is available here. In addition, dozens of volunteers are manning the 13 pick-up locations to ensure that students are able to take their grab and go meal while observing social distancing protocols. During the first four days this week, almost 2,000 meals were distributed! A special thank you to UMass for their partnership in these efforts and thank you to everyone involved in making sure our students are enjoying healthy breakfast and lunch just as they would if school was in session.