Shrewsbury High School Crew

Massachusetts Public School Rowing Association Champions (Fall 2019)


Food Committee:

Committee Chair – Lisa Rosenkrantz

Food Information Handout

We have put together a  guide for parents and rowers to answer food related questions during the season.

    1. We feed about 100 rowers at each regatta throughout the day (pre/post race).  At season’s end, we feed about 175 people at the BBQ. Crew is a sport that requires significant time commitment from the athletes due to the nature of the sport and locations of races.  To be successful, we ask parents to be involved on some level so our athletes have adequate support to stay fed and hydrated at races. With 100 rowers, the time commitment is reasonable if we all “pull together.”

    1. Rowers will have food/drinks available all day long for Varsity/Novice away and home races (Novice only races tend to be after school and they bring a snack/beverages with them, we do not set up the tables for Novice only races.)  Snack foods are available to rowers at no charge and we rely on donations to supplement our inventory of snack items. Typically this includes bagels and cream cheese, cereal, oatmeal, yogurts, fresh fruit, cheese sticks, water, juices, sports drinks, home baked breads and muffins. (NO JUNK FOODS! We try to limit the sugars and fats available.)

    1. We will send a weekly food email with Sign Up Genius for both volunteer spots and snack donations.  The e-mail will also have information on the hot lunch option (if applicable).

    1. We have a hot lunch option available for the away races in the Spring, and for both home and away races in the Fall.  Prices are typically $20 per person for the season that rowers may opt to buy.   Depending on the race, this is served starting midday, the rowers generally eat after their race to avoid stomach uneasiness before races.

  1. Reference the “Food Committee Jobs” (under the Regatta Food Menu) for food committee job descriptions.

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