SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – Nathan Bill’s Restaurant provided free lunch for over 100 food service workers from Springfield Public Schools and Sodexo Monday morning.
The restaurant delivered the lunches between 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. just before schools open its emergency grab-n-go meal program for students at 11:00 a.m.
“These workers are as every bit on the front lines as our medical staff and first responders and if anything, they’re the hidden heroes. We’re really proud of what they’ve been doing to feed the kids of Springfield and want to honor the incredible work they’re doing serving over 100,000 meals to our kids every week.”John Sullivan, owner of Nathan Bills
The decision to support food service workers came after Governor Baker declared May 1 as “School Lunch Hero Day.” The day recognizes all food service workers who have been working hard each day during this pandemic making sure children are fed. They are more than just workers, they are heroes.
Springfield Public School and Sodexo are managing 17 grab-n-go sites for families during the outbreak. They serve any student under 18 breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack for every day of the week.