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Department Contacts
26 Memorial Ave., Chicopee, MA 01020
413-594-3453 / fax 413-594-1832

Joanne M. Lennon

Ann Marie Nembirkow

Cynthia Boyer

Caitlin DaSilva

Greta Shwachman

Mission Statement

18 days ago

**All schools now qualify for free breakfast and lunch under the USDA Community Eligibility Program. We are very fortunate to qualify for this program and pledge to continue to provide high quality nutritious food to Chicopee students.**

The Chicopee School Food Service Department consists of a staff of over 100 full and part-time employees, located at 15 sites throughout the city. Our staff serves over 100,000 nutritious meals per month. We could be considered the largest restaurant in the city of Chicopee.  

It is our mission to provide every student in the district with access to locally sourced, nutritious meals. We are committed to the health of our students and passionate about supporting the local food economy. We now have a full time Farm to School Coordinator and work closely with local farmers throughout the region. For more information about our farm to school program, visit   

We serve breakfast and lunch daily. Our high schools also offer full deli, pasta and salad bars. Milk is included with every lunch, and additional cartons can be purchased at all schools for $0.50.

We also have an online payment system for middle and high school students at Bellamy, Dupont, Chicopee High, Chicopee Comp, and Chicopee Academy. The Nutrikids system will allow you to have improved access to your child's school lunch account. To access your child's account go to You will need to enter your child's school name and ID number. 

Meals for Senior Citizens

25 days ago

Senior meals are sponsored by WestMass ElderCare and are offered at four of our school sites:

  • Stefanik Elementary, 720 Meadow Street,  1:00 - 1:15 pm
  • Fairview Elementary, 26 Memorial Ave, 12:45 - 1:00 pm 
  • Lambert-Lavoie Elementary, 99 Kendall St, 10:45 - 11:00 am
  • Bowe Elementary, 115 Hampden St, 10:45 - 11:00 am

  • Harvest Days are underway!! We harvested 50 lbs of carrots, beets, and potatoes at Stefanik on Friday, and today we roasted up a veggie medley for students to sample in the cafeteria 🥕🍠 Also included are some bonus pics of today’s lunch 😍...
  • We’re turning up the beet during harvest day at Stefanik Elementary!
  • Happy first day of school from the Dupont Garden! This little melon was caught trying to escape already but we promise it’s going to be an awesome year! 🍈🤓📚
  • Get your local yogurt parfaits!! Only $3! We’ll be here all day at the Downtown GetDown! #chicopee #downtowngetdown #yogurt #realschoolfood #local #farmtoschool
  • Be sure to stop by our booth at the Downtown GetDown to get your customized local yogurt parfait and take our smoothie bike for a spin! #local #yogurt #parfait #downtowngetdown2018 #chicopee #localhero #trythings #foodcorps #farmtoschool
  • Taste testing @eatbanza pasta in the parks today! #trythings #tastetest #banza #chickpeas #pasta #pastasalad #summermeals #healthy #realschoolfood
  • Taste testing @88acres new “Seedlings” line at Sarah Jane Park today!Can’t wait to roll these out in our cafeterias this fall! 🌱🌻😋 . . . #realschoolfood #poweredbyseeds #88acres #healthyschoolmeals #wholegrains #tastetest #trythings
  • So excited for this brand new terraponic grow system! We’re installing grow racks at Bowe and Stefanik for our @foodcorps service members to use with students in their lessons this year. Can’t wait to try our first crop of organic greens and herbs!...
  • Ready to Salsa!!!!
  • Busy day at the library! Be sure to join us for a fun evening of salsa dancing and salsa making starting at 6:30pm 💃🏻🍅🌶🥑And right now we’re here at the Kindergarten fair with our newest @foodcorps member, Anna Plewa! Stop by to learn a...
  • Baby melons in the Dupont Garden!
  • Lots of work to be done in the garden! 👩🏼‍🌾🐝🐛