Superintendent Kyle Repucci and Hilltop Chevrolet Owner Ron Currier are pleased to announce that the car dealership will be providing lunch for the over 800 staff members in the district next week.
The meeting location will be at the Rochester Public Schools Central Office, 150 Wakefield St. Food will be delivered to the district’s elementary schools on Monday and to the middle and high schools on Tuesday.
Employees of Hilltop Chevrolet will be delivering lunches to all Rochester Public Schools staff next week as a thank you for the work they’ve done throughout the pandemic.
The deliveries will be split up between two days, with meals being delivered to staff at the district’s eight elementary schools on Monday, Feb. 8 and to teachers at the Rochester Middle School and Spaulding High School on Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Hilltop Chevrolet has collaborated with the City in the past for dozens of athletic and community events over the last 40 years, but this is the first event of this size that they are working on. After the community rallied to support the dealership this past summer after a fire broke out at their facility, Currier said they wanted to pay it forward.
The Roundabout Diner will be creating lunches on both days for teachers via its catering vans, which will be parked outside of the district’s central offices. Employees from Hilltop Chevrolet will bring the meals the Roundabout Diner is known for — such as sandwiches, rollups, fruit, homemade hummus, cookies, cupcakes, and chips — to each of the schools during the normal lunchtime for teachers.
Favorite Foods in Somersworth and Saunders Fruit and Produce in Somersworth also assisted with the food purchasing for the event.
“It’s a real thank you mission for some unsung heroes, the teachers. We talk about first responders, but we also need to recognize the teachers and what they do each and every day,” Currier said. “We are lucky to have such great partners, who are making sure everyone is taken care of. It’s been a tough time for so many people and we’re blessed that we’re able to do this. As a family-owned business, we know the difference giving back to the community can make and always try to be a good neighbor.”
“We are humbled and grateful to have such a generous community partner,” Superintendent Repucci said. “Thank you to Ron Currier and the whole team at Hilltop Chevrolet for providing our teachers with this incredible gift. Our teachers have done an amazing job providing students with an exceptional learning experience during these uncertain times and support like this from the community means a lot to all of us.”
Members of the media are invited to attend and are asked to RSVP by contacting Nancy Notis at 603-957-7090 prior to the event. Those who attend will be required to wear a face mask or covering, and to practice social distancing.