Fresh school meals for students of OCC
O’Carolan College has begun a new partnership with Fresh Today - one of the country’s leading school meal suppliers. During a rigorous tendering process conducted over several weeks, Fresh Today demonstrated a high capacity in terms of nutritious food, service and cost effectiveness. Students have been very pleased with the large selection of nutritious items for breakfast (including fresh fruit, low sugar cereals and healthier options) and the demand from students has been high. Furthermore, hot lunches have now begun in the school. These are prepared off site and cooked in specially installed ovens in the school, ensuring that each student has access to a hot and nutritious meal at lunchtime.
As a result of securing extra funding from the Department of Social Protection, we are delighted to announce that both breakfast and lunch are free for all students on a trial basis until the February mid-term. This hopefully alleviates the cost burden on parents as well as the time pressure of preparing lunches for your child each day. The school will assess the viability of continuing the scheme based on student uptake closer to February mid-term.