2020 School Closure Student Meals
As part of the Upper Perkiomen School District's ongoing efforts to ensure that all of our students needs are met to the best of our abilities during the mandated school closure for COVID-19 concerns, UPSD Food Services will be offering grab-and-go meals for any students in need of food during this break. Brown bag meals (containing breakfast and lunch items) will be offered during limited-contact, drive-up food distribution events.
Beginning Monday, April 6, 2020, UPSD will be consolidating the Grab and Go Meals Program to only one pick-up location: Upper Perkiomen 4th & 5th Grade Center. This change will enable the district to more efficiently utilize resources and streamline staff needs in coordination with the Governor’s shelter-in-place orders. Pick-ups will continue to take place around the back of the 4th & 5th Grade Center.
For the duration of the program, meal pickups will occur on Mondays and Wednesdays at the 4th & 5th Grade Center, from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., unless otherwise communicated.
Families are reminded to use the form below to pre-register for meals as soon as possible, as pre-registrations guarantee that meals will be available, and pre-registrations also help our food services staff to better plan for the distribution events.
Pre-registrations MUST be submitted prior to 9 p.m. the night before distribution in order to be guaranteed (before 9 p.m. on Sunday for Monday distribution events and before 9 p.m. on Tuesday for Wednesday distribution events).
There may be a limited number of meals available for individuals who do not pre-register using the form below. However, pre-registered students will have priority, and meal packs are not guaranteed for those who did not pre-register.
As a reminder, UPSD families in need of assistance with meals during this school closure (or beyond) may also contact The Open Link directly at its Penn Street location:
452 Penn Street Pennsburg, PA 18073
Questions or concerns should be directed to Ms. Paula Germinario, Director of Food Service at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ways to Help UPSD During the School Closure - Your Support is Appreciated!
Over the course of this school closure, we’ve received a number of inquiries from community members and businesses asking how they may lend support to our students, especially in regard to our Grab and Go Meal Program. First and foremost, thank you to everyone who has reached out in that regard. Your generosity and genuine concern for Upper Perk students’ well being is heartwarming!
At this time, the district, like many other community organizations, is not able to accept donations of food or other products. This is to ensure the safety of our staff and our students/families. Volunteer opportunities are also very limited in an effort to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
If you would like to help UPSD in a tangible way during this time, providing financial support is the best method to help ensure that we are able to continue to provide meals to our students in need of food.
If you would like to support the Grab and Go Meal Program, which is available to all students K-12, please make your check payable to the UPSD Cafeteria Account and mail it to the Upper Perkiomen Education Center 2229 East Buck Road Suite 2 Pennsburg, PA 18073. Thank you for your support!
Additionally, we’d like to remind you that community organizations and resources, such as The Open Link, are being heavily relied upon during this unprecedented situation. For those who wish to help the students and families of the Upper Perkiomen Valley, providing support to community organizations is crucial during times like these to help ensure that supplies are available to those who need it most.