Tuesday, August 09, 2022


Arrangements for Students Receiving Free or Reduced Cost Lunches

The Westport public schools have made arrangements for students receiving free or reduce cost lunches.

In an email to parents, Elio Longo, chief financial officer, said: “We have developed, with the support of Chartwells, our food service provider, a comprehensive plan to meet the nutrition needs of students receiving free and or reduced cost lunches during the COVID-19 school closure.

“The plan includes a bagged lunch which also contains a breakfast item for the following morning.”

He said lunches, with the included breakfast item, will be available to all Westport students receiving free and or reduced lunches starting Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., in front of Coleytown Elementary School. This service will continue Monday through Friday while school remains closed.

Families of students receiving free and or reduced lunch can enter the main lot of Coleytown Elementary School, located at 65 Easton Road, and proceed through the parking area where tables will be set up with “Grab & Go” lunch bags, Longo said.

In the event there is inclement weather, tables will be set up under tents or under a protected awning. It is critical that vehicles do not go through the bus loop and block any designated fire lane. 

Lunches will have food labels; however, families who have any concerns about food allergies, such as dairy, egg, nut, soy, and gluten, are asked to leave a message no later than 9 a.m., each morning, explaining the concern.

Messages should specify students’ names and known allergies. Messages regarding food allergies should be left in the voicemail box of Buffy Barry at 203-341-1754.

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