Week three came to an end with kabobs! Each child received two different kabobs, meat and cheese and a fruit kabob served with whole grain crackers and a chocolate milk. Every meal we serve has a serving of fruit or vegetable, protein, grain, and dairy. Looks delicious!
Did you know that we offer an alternative meal? If you aren’t so interested in the main meal ask one of the volunteers for the alternative! We make our own almond butter! The alternative meal is an almond butter and jelly sandwich served with all the same sides as the main meal.
Each meal has to have a percentage of protein, fruit, dairy, and grain. We measure every single portion of food that goes into our free meals. By measuring we are ensuring that kids are growing up strong and healthy!
This was our lunch served on 7/20/2018. A delicious yogurt parfait! It had granola (locally made here in MA), strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries. The raspberries were grown in our very own rooftop garden at our Salem day program! The kids loved it!
Our friends at Bass River have ventured into candle making! They hand make beautiful scented candles and send them off to Holten Street: Creative Spaces to sell! Bass River also sends guys there to do some volunteer work in the shop! Make sure to stop by see our lovely creations!
On Thursday, July 12, 2018 our Salem Program Director joined the directors of the Salem Summer Meals Program in the FYI Salem Podcast with the Salem Mayor Kim Drsicoll! Check out the podcast below!