The Fish to Schools program kicked off its 2013-14 school year with a coho salmon lunch (baked with salt and pepper) on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Sitka High School, Blatchley Middle School and Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School.
The Fish to Schools program is a project that came out of the 2010 Sitka Health Summit, and now is coordinated by the Sitka Conservation Society. Local commercial fishermen have been donating fish to the program this summer, helping sustain the program through the school year.
The fish lunches are served at Sitka High School, Blatchley Middle School and Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. The students at Pacific High School (Sitka’s alternative high school where the students do the cooking) and Mount Edgecumbe High School also have Fish to Schools, but they are served on a different schedule at those schools. A schedule for upcoming Fish to Schools lunches is posted to the right.
For more information about the Fish To Schools program, contact Tracy Gagnon at the Sitka Conservation Society at 747-7509 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, the Stream to Plate program, a companion program of Fish to Schools, recently was featured on Delish.com in a feature about “Cool Cafeterias: The New Wave of School Lunch.”