WOONSOCKET EDUCATION DEPARTMENT 

108 High Street 

Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895 

Telephone (401) 767-4608 

Fax (401) 767-4647 

Email: pmcgee@woonsocketschools.com 

 

       Patrick J. McGee, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools 

 

NEWS MEDIA RELEASE 

EMERGENCY MEAL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED 

 

March 15, 2020 

For Immediate Release 

(Woonsocket RI) 

Woonsocket Education Emergency Meal Sites  

Beginning Tuesday March 17th, the Woonsocket Education District in collaboration with Sodexo will provide children free “grab and go” meals at three school sites.  

  • Hamlet Middle School, 60 Florence Drive. 
  • Kevin K. Coleman Elementary School, 92 Second Ave. 
  • Citizens Memorial Elementary School, 250 Winthrop St. 

Each site will be open Tuesday – Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  

Children must be present.  

Service lines will be located at the front entrance of each school—No families will be allowed into the buildings. Sodexo staff will hand children packaged breakfasts and lunches. 

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDDTo file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer." 

 

 

 

“Empowering all learners to shape and enrich their changing world” 

The Woonsocket Education Department does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, 

national origin, color or disability in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. 

 

 

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