At Unity Charter School, the mission of sustainability is not limited to the classroom. During lunchtime, you can find students enjoying healthy, vegetarian meals made from scratch by our hardworking kitchen staff. Unity’s lunch program is like no other in the state! In fact it’s the only one available in a public school in the state of New Jersey. All of the ingredients are natural which means they are preservative and dye free. Unity values supporting local businesses and making connections in the community, so locally sourced ingredients are used whenever they’re available.
Our kitchen staff does their best to purchase organic or non GMO products to further emphasize our commitment to practicing a sustainable lunch program. To stay aligned with our mission, the students use real utensils, dishes, cups and cloth napkins. Our menu offers a wide array of cultural dishes to expand our students’ flavor palates. Students are encouraged to try a sample of the lunch being served, whether they are purchasing lunch or eating a meal from home. Our staff also goes above and beyond to accommodate the special dietary needs of all of our students.
In addition to our daily lunch offering, healthy snacks such as tortilla chips and salsa, whole grain soft pretzels and strawberries with homemade whipped cream are available for purchase. On Friday’s, cookies are offered as a special treat for our students.
Unity’s lunch program’s success can also be accredited to our committed parents who volunteer to assist with various tasks in the kitchen including serving lunch to our students. As a special “thank you” for their time and generosity, their child(ren) can enjoy lunch free of charge on the day they are volunteering.
Come join us by booking a tour of our school to see sustainable practices in action through our mission infused curriculum and one-of-a-kind lunch program.