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Food Services



Our Mission: We aim to provide healthy, tasty, high-quality, affordable meals to the students and staff of the Brookline Public Schools.

Our Service: We serve breakfast and lunch at all nine schools in the district:
Brookline High School, Baker, Devotion, Driscoll, Heath, Lawrence, Lincoln, Pierce, and Runkle (at Old Lincoln for 2010-2012). We cook food on site in the kitchens of all nine schools. We also serve lunch at St. Mary’s School as a satellite operation from Pierce.

Our Food: As part of the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program, we follow guidelines set by the USDA; regulating what qualifies as a healthy breakfast and lunch. We cook meals from scratch, using real food, and we are continually looking for ways to improve our school meals. Our recent accomplishments include:

• We work to invent new menu items and engage children in healthy eating.

• We aim to purchase as much of our produce and products from local sources.

• We serve hamburgers made from all-natural (hormone-free, antibiotic-free) beef sourced locally from New England farms. The names   of the farms that supplied our hamburger beef are posted on our website, weekly.

• All of our meat is free of ammonia treatments and finely textured lean beef.

• We serve milk that is hormone-free. We serve non-fat and 1% unflavored milk in the K-8 schools.

• At least 90% of the bread and grains (pasta, rice, etc) that we serve are whole grain.

• Our Home Style Pizza made in all K-8 schools is made with whole wheat crust.

• All of the food we serve is trans fat free.

• We no longer purchase styrofoam, cafeterias without dishwashers use biodegradable trays.

• Vegetarian options are offered daily and as our main entree in all K-8 schools at least once a week.

• Fresh fruit and vegetables are served daily.

• The High School serves only fresh vegetables.

• We feature Unique Sushi and b.good hamburgers, veggie burgers & chicken sandwiches at Brookline High School.

• We feature Crazy Dough’s whole wheat pizza at Brookline High School and Gill's whole wheat pizza at the K-8 schools. GF Pizza is available upon request.

• We feature locally made whole wheat Finagle-a-Bagel bagels.

• All of the a-la-carte items sold in Brookline school cafeterias and vending machines meet the Massachusetts A La Carte Food & Beverage Standards to Promote a Healthier School Environment
 
 
 

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 
 
   


Department of Food Services


 
Mailing Address: 
333 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Tel: 617-730-2415 
Fax: 617-264-6435
 
Walk-in:
24 Webster Place
Teresa Vidette, Acting Director
617-730-2499 
617-713-5113
 
Joanne Conneely, Office Manager
617-730-2415 
Kitchen Managers 

BHS:  Mrs. Hatzieleftheriadis
617-713-5115
 
Baker:  Mrs. Foote
617-879-4511
 
Upper Devotion: Mrs. Paula
 617-879-4947
 
Devotion: Mrs. Crossley
617-879-4429
 
Driscoll:  Mrs. Gojak
617-879-4266
 
Heath:  Mrs. Petroski
617-879-4550
 
Lawrence:  Mrs. Feltz
617-879-4310
 
Lincoln:  Mr. Foote
617-879-4610
 
Pierce:  Mr. Velky
617-730-2488
 
Runkle:  Mrs. Kantardzic
617-879-4679
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