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Roxbury Schools Providing ‘Meals on Wheels’

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Roxbury Schools Providing ‘Meals on Wheels’

Roxbury B&G Crew loading food on the school buses with Joe Pinto as Santa  

Roxbury buses prepared to roll out Meals on Wheels ROXBURY, NJ (March 20, 2020) – The COVID-19 school closures in Roxbury Township hasn’t stopped the dedicated staff members from making sure our students are safe and fed. As part of the approved plan during this shutdown, Roxbury created a ‘Meals on Wheels’ program to deliver breakfast and lunch to district families on free and reduced lunch. 

Maschio’s Food Services, Roxbury’s food service provider, is making more than 400 meals daily at their hub in Chester, NJ before delivering them to the Roxbury kitchens. 

Roxbury’s Buildings & Grounds staff in conjunction with Maschio’s organizes and sorts the meals daily for delivery. Once sorted, the B&G crew loads up the crates of food onto district school buses to be delivered by the Roxbury Transportation Department. They were even having a little fun with it on Friday morning with Groundskeeper Joe Pinto dressing up as Santa. Over the course of a few hours, all of the meals are distributed and the buses are back to the depot. 

We can’t thank them all enough for their hard work and dedication in making sure our students who need breakfast and lunch are receiving it! 

PHOTO ATTACHED (courtesy of Roxbury Schools)

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For more information, contact: Roxbury Community School/Community Relations Coordinator Ann Rhodes at arhodes@roxbury.org or 973-584-7699. 

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Roxbury Public Schools is a K-12 school district preparing the children of today for tomorrow. As a dynamic and thriving district, in partnership with a supportive and collaborative community, Roxbury Public Schools inspires and empowers all learners to flourish as ethical and global citizens in the 21st century. The district serves students throughout Roxbury Township, New Jersey, including the areas of Landing, Kenvil, Succasunna, Ledgewood, Mount Arlington, Port Morris, Flanders, and Wharton. Connect with us online at www.roxbury.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RoxburyPublicSchools.