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Department Contact Information

Amherst Pelham School District
170 Chestnut Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone: 413-362-1839
Name: Sasha Palmer
Title: Food Service Director
Phone: 413-362-1839

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Staff Photo Name: Georgia Malcolm
Title: Food Service Administrative Assistance
Phone: 413-362-1826

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Name: Julia Burdick
Title: Food Service Assistant
Phone: 413 362 1832

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Staff Photo Name: Donna Baker
Title: Manager Fort River Elementary
Phone: 413-362-1223

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Staff Photo Name: Cyndi Rhodes
Title: Manager Crocker Farm Elementary
Phone: 413-362-1637

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Staff Photo Name: Maggie Coffey
Title: Manager Wildwood Elementary
Phone: 413-362-1419

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Staff Photo Name: Diane Tower
Title: Manager Amherst Regional Middle School
Phone: 413-362-1827

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Staff Photo Name: Cheri Rhodes
Title: Manager Amherst Regional High School
Phone: 413-362-1760

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Join Our Team!

Looking for a Part-Time or On-Call job that allows you to be at home when your family needs you there? Join our team in a School Cafeteria. Please call  for more information!

spaghetti-dinner imageKitchen Staff 

Part-time, Paid Substitute positions available.
We are looking for excited and passionate community members who want to help in our school kitchens on a temporary or substitute basis. Sometimes our wonderful staff may catch a cold or need some personal time off. If you have a flexible schedule and are willing to be called upon as needed, we would love to talk with you! 
Please download and complete our substitute application and e-mail it to, or, contact our HR department if you have any questions. Thank you!

students in kitchen imageStudent Volunteers

We are always excited to meet students with a passion for food, whether that's cooking, farming, or simply eating quality meals! If you want to work on a project related to school food, visit our kitchens, or even get some hands-on experience in the kitchens. We also need students who can give us feedback on our meals and help us improve the offerings to match what you and other students are looking for. You can help us create a school food program that works for you.

Please email Sasha Palmer at to set up a time to talk!