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ReSource Salem Contributes to School Food Service Program

David DeVito, Regional Operations Manager, ReSource Waste Services

The ReSource Waste Services of Salem (ReSource Salem) facility has contributed $1,000 to the Salem School Food Service Program to support its program to provide free breakfasts and lunches to Salem children while they are learning remotely due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The school district began to offer nutritious breakfasts and lunches on March 19 to any Salem student aged 18 or younger – regardless of financial circumstance. Parents were able to order the meals to be picked up or delivered via the district’s bus routes.

“Our business has been deemed an essential business, so we will continue to operate,” said ReSource Waste Services Regional Manager David DeVito. “We are aware that many members of our community are experiencing financial and emotional stress during this unprecedented time, and we want to play a part in ensuring that the children are continuing to enjoy the district’s nutritious meals. In times of crisis like this, it becomes even more important to support the greater community.”

Deborah Payne, Assistant Superintendent for Business Operations for the Salem School District, said the gift from ReSource Salem was appreciated. ““The school district was able to serve over 146,000 meals during the move to remote learning in March through the summer of 2020,” she said.  “Support from the ReSource Salem facility helped with packaging and cooler needs to keep the food safe.  We truly appreciate the support.”

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