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Springfield Schools Serve Six Million Meals Since Schools Closed In March

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Paul Tuthill

A milestone is being reached in an effort to combat food insecurity during the pandemic in the largest city in western Massachusetts.

It is expected that today the six millionth free meal will be distributed by the Springfield Public Schools.  

The emergency food program that started when school buildings closed last March has continued at 18 sites across the city where breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack can be picked up three days a week.

WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Abby Getman Skillicorn, Student Engagement Manager for Home Grown Springfield—the food service program of the Springfield Public Schools.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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