Malden Public Schools

CONTACT INFORMATION

Omar Hernandez - Food Service Director

(781) 397-6035
(781) 397-7352 (fax)

Hernandezo@whitsons.com

MEAL PRICING

Pre K-8 Breakfast $1.00
Pre K-8 Lunch $2.45
High School Breakfast $1.00
High School Lunch $2.78
Reduced Price Lunch all Grades $0.40
Reduced Price Breakfast all Grades $0.30
Milk $0.50
100% Juice $0.50
Soy Milk $1.00

Pre-Paid Meals

10 Meals Pre K-8: $24.50 HS: $27.80
20 Meals Pre K-8 $49.00

HS: $47.80

30 Meals Pre K-8: $73.50  HS: $83.40
40 Meals Pre K-8: $98.00 HS: $111.20

Free & Reduced Applications:

pdf2016-2017 SY Free & Reduced Lunch Application-English

pdf2016-2017 SY Free & Reduced Lunch Application- Spanish

 

Malden Public Schools Wellness Policy

pdfWellness Policy

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Local Purchasing

Ingredient Sourcing Emphasizing Local Product Providers

Local purchasing is an important part of our overall purchasing strategy and we therefore partner with local farms and vendors whenever possible. We believe it is important to provide local produce, dairy and other main meal components for increased quality and freshness, and to support our local economies.

We require all our vendors to adhere to the same strict quality guidelines as our regional and national suppliers. One requirement is that farms follow Good Agricultural Practices (GAP), including approved testing of their water quality and irrigation process. We also have safety and packaging expectations that must be in place to ensure that quality and integrity of all products are maintained, as well as HACCP plans, lot traceability, full ingredient and allergen disclosure and satisfactory third party audit results.

Our policy is to source locally whenever available and in season. We currently source an average of 52% of our product mix locally, either through our distributors or by developing partnerships directly with local vendors. Some of the core items sourced locally include produce, dairy, fresh bakery items, juices, water, coffee, pizza dough, beef and poultry, seafood, dressings, pastas and snacks.

Local Massachusetts Farms

We currently source local produce from the following Massachusetts farms when product is available and in season:

  • Chamutka Farm, Conway, MA
  • Ciesluk Farm, South Deerfield, MA
  • Enterprise Farm, Whately, MA
  • Fairview Farm, Whately, MA
  • Four Rex Farm, Hadley, MA
  • Gabriel Farm, Montague, MA
  • Gardner Farm, Montague, MA
  • Harvest Farm, Whately, MA
  • Jamie Bagdon Farm, Sunderland, MA
  • John Bagdon Farm, Sunderland, MA
  • Long Plain Farm, Whately, MA
  • Pepin Farm, Easthampton, MA
  • Scott Tree Farm, Sunderland, MA
  • Telega Farm, Sunderland, MA
  • Twin Oaks Farm, Hadley, MA
  • Warner Farm, Sunderland, MA
  • Wendoloski Farm, Hatfield, MA
  • White Oak Farm, Warren, ME
  • Zuchowski Farm, Hadley, MA
  • Zygmont Farm, Hadley, MA