In support of the City’s goal of sending zero waste to landfill by 2030, all elementary schools with on-site kitchens will participate in a Plastic-Free Lunch Day (PFLD) on May 16; plastics will not be used in schools’ food preparation, packaging, and plating for students.
The PFLD menu will consist of foods that do not require the use of utensils, like pizza, whole fresh fruit, peanut (sunflower) butter and jelly sandwiches, broccoli florets, and cheese sandwiches. Salad bars will also offer easy-to-eat hand-held items; dipping sauces and dressings will be served directly onto students’ plates. Note that while no utensils will be necessary, utensils will still be available upon request. Plastic cups will still be offered for drinks, however students will be encouraged to bring their own cup or reusable bottle.