New $21 million food service center for Springfield students nears completion

City and school officials toured a $21 million culinary and nutrition center in East Springfield Tuesday, saying they are excited it is on course to open in January. The facility will provide about 60,000 meals to students each day. “It’s a tremendous facility,” Mayor Domenic J. Sarno said. “This is really a first of its kind in the area. This unique collaborative approach not only enhances health food aspects for our children, but just as important, creates training and job opportunities, too.”

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