Re-Imagining Take-home Meals
Urban Pathways K-5 kicked off their school year by allowing families to pick up meals weekly at various locations in Pittsburgh. However, participation was low, forcing the school to re-evaluate the needs of both the students and parents. Thus, a “2-Week Bulk Menu” was created, which consists of breakfast and lunch for two weeks. Families receive items such as a loaf of bread, a box of cereal, fresh fruit, and so much more. Additionally, the school staff drops off the meals every other week to each family. Since this service has been implemented, the school has served more than 200 meals weekly.
In the photo above: Foodservice Director Jamar Carpenter and associate Mary Taylor at Urban Pathways K-5 create take-home bulk meals for students and their families in the Pittsburgh community.