Superintendent David DiBarri is pleased to share that a local restaurant has partnered with Northeast Metro Tech to prepare and deliver hot meals to students in need.
Northeast Metro Tech closed its facility in mid-March in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and all schools in Massachusetts have since been ordered by the state to remain closed through the month of April.
In an effort to provide hot meals to student families in need, Route 1 Grill House in Saugus is preparing a different, multi course meal daily. Volunteer staff from Route 1 Grill House are delivering the meals, including owner Jeff Floramo, his son Jeff Floramo and his nephew Anthony Floramo.
“I’d like to thank Route 1 Grill House and the Northeast Metro Tech staff who have come together to make sure our students and their families have hot meals during this time, which has been incredibly difficult and life changing for many,” Superintendent DiBarri said. “I think this effort is a testament to the caring nature of our school and our community.”
The initiative began on Sunday, April 19, and is being paid for by the Northeast Student Benefit Fund.
The fund is overseen by Northeast Metro Tech Student Benefit Coordinator Tracey O’Brien, and more than $2,000 has been donated to the fund by staff since Northeast Metro Tech closed in March.
As of Monday, 15 student families are receiving the daily deliveries.
Northeast Metro Tech aims to continue the deliveries in partnership with Route 1 Grill House until social distancing advisories are lifted.