Summer Meal Program - Sodexo has distributed more than one million meals since schools closed on March 12 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, Sodexo has committed to maintaining that emergency meal program throughout the summer. Under the program, breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack, and milk is provided for families at 17 locations throughout the City five days week. On Fridays, meals for Saturday and Sunday are also distributed.
The meals are served at the following locations: Boland, Bowles, Brookings, Chestnut Middle School, Commerce, Dorman, Glickman, Indian Orchard, Kensington, Liberty, Lincoln, Milton Bradley, Rebecca Johnson, Sumner, Talmadge, Warner and Washington schools. Parents, guardians or grandparents may pick up meals for their students. Identification is not required of anyone picking up meals for students.
Meal service provided by Sodexo is available to not only Springfield Public Schools students but to students from all schools in Springfield and from surrounding communities.
Additional Resources for Food Assistance during the COVID-19 Emergency
Mental Health Resources
911 - If your child is in crisis, whereas they are a threat to themselves or others, you should call 911.
Advocates - If your child is experiencing a mental health or emotional crisis, please call 1-800-640-5432 to speak to an Advocates crisis clinician. Advocates crisis clinicians are available to help 24 hours a day, every day. Website: https://www.advocates.org/services/psychiatric-emergency-services
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources. Call 1-800-273-8255. Website: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/