New Facility Will Prepare 30,000 Fresh School Meals Per Day

Apr 12, 2019

Food produced at the $21million Springfield Culinary and Nutrition Center has its own brand and logo. The logo was designed by TaMya Romero, a senior at Springfield's Putnam Vocational High School.
Credit WAMC

    A first-of-its kind food services center to feed public school children will soon be operating in Springfield, Massachusetts. 

   Beginning later this month school breakfast and lunch menu items will come fresh from a new $21 million 62,000-square foot facility.

    Soups, sauces, roasted meats, vegetables and baked goods will be prepared at the Springfield Culinary and Nutrition Center and delivered to each school, according to Tim Gray the Springfield Public School Department’s food services administrator.

   "There's no more preservatives. It is going to be fresh served to the students every single day," said Gray. " The quality is going to increase 100 percent."

   The food produced at the center comes with its own brand: Home Grown Springfield and a logo designed by a high school senior.