BRIGANTINE — As Brigantine school Superintendent Robert Previti drove through town Thursday he noticed how many homes were still without power or damaged by the storm.
So next week, after school opens, Previti is inviting city residents to come to the city’s school for free spaghetti dinners, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. “I’m driving around the North End and see people throwing out appliances, so they can’t really cook,” he said. “It won’t be really fancy, but they can come here and get a hot meal.”
Previti said other than losing a few solar panels, the school fared well in the storm. A floodgate held, preventing what could have been more than $1 million in damage to the auditorium area. The backup generators also did their job, so no food was lost, he said.
The school will be closed today, but will open Monday for regular classes. Previti said he is working out the logistics with the cafeteria staff to have dinner ready for Tuesday. He said the district will do a outgoing emergency call to notify parents, but all residents of the city are welcomed to come. “I figure we can feed 300 to 400 people,” he said.
Previti said he is still working out how the dinners will be paid for, but doesn’t believe the cost will be high.
“It’s just spaghetti,” he said.
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