Food Services

The Food Service Program provides two nutritious meals, breakfast and lunch, every school day.  The meals are designed each day to include all the delicious and necessary grains, protein, fruit, vegetables, and dairy products that young bodies and minds need to grow and learn! Menus are posted on the school website pages. 

Maine Department of Education Child Nutrition Website

Lunch Menus can be located on each of the school websites.

All meals are at no cost until June 30, 2023.
You can now fill out a meal application online through NutriLink.

Even though meals are at no cost, it is extremely important that the free and reduced meal applications are completely filled out and returned to your child’s school before September 30, 2022. 

BreakfastLunch
Elementary / Middle School$0.00 $0.00
Milk$0.50$0.50
High School$0.00$0.00
Reduced (all ages)No CostNo Cost  
Free(for qualified applicants)(for qualified applicants)
Adults$2.50$5.00

You can now fill out a meal application online through NutriLink. The NutriLink Free and Reduced Meal Application are quick, easy, secure, private and it helps everyone in the school district by potentially qualifying us for important funding – so fill it out today, even if you think you will not qualify. Thank you. 

If you are unable to afford to buy meals at school, or if your family is new to our school system, download the free and reduced meal application form. Parents should complete and sign the form, being sure to include your social security number, and return the form either to your child’s school, or mail it to the attention of the Food Service Director at P.O. Box 701, 1070 Heald Hywy., Union, Maine 04862. 

Only one form per family is needed.  List all the children in the family on the same form.  All application forms are confidential.

If you are a homeless student and need to apply for free meals, complete the form with as much information as you can provide, sign it, and return it to the school office.

A new free/reduced application form must be completed at the start of each school year.  If you are currently receiving free or reduced meals this school year, you will remain in that category temporarily for the first 30 days of the next school year.  You must reapply within those first 30 days to determine if your family is eligible again for that new school year.  We will notify you by mail with the results of your new application. Those who fail to reapply will return to the full-pay status once the 30-day temporary status expires.

Low and Negative meal notifications will be sent out through our text messaging system on Thursdays. If you receive a low balance notification it means that your child still has money on his or her account. However, the amount left is less than $10.00. A negative notification means money is owed. 

The RSU 40 Food Service Department will provide meal substitutions for any children who have been diagnosed, by a licensed physician, with an allergy that is life threatening or substantially limits his or her ability to learn. We do not make substitutions if the child simply has an intolerance. You must have a medical form on file with the school that has been filled out by a licensed physician. In addition, the Food Service Department has a form that needs to be filled out by a licensed physician indicating what the allergy is, explains the reaction, lists foods to avoid, and offers ideas for substitution. You may request a Food Service Department Medical form by calling the Food Service Director at 785-2277 Ext. 241 or emailing  stormie_hendrickson@msad40.org. Once the proper medical forms are received, please allow us a few days to purchase food substitutions for your child. 

Parents who wish to monitor their children’s meal balances or make online payments can check out their child’s account on https://www.myschoolbucks.com/. This system replaces MyNutrikids.com.  Use the same login information. If you are having technical issues please contact the customer support department at myschoolbucks.com by using their support request form or call 1-855-832-5226. 

Parents and Guardians are encouraged to call the food service director at the Central Office at 785-2277 with any questions or concerns they may have concerning the RSU 40 Food Service Program.  We thank you for entrusting us with feeding your children daily, and we look forward to providing this service to you for years to come.

Food Services Staff:

FirstLastSchoolPosition
StormHendricksonCentralFood Service Director
MelindaGenthnerMillerCook
JustineEichmanFVSKitchen Manager
PatriciaCoffinMillerKitchen Manager
HeidiOverlockMMSKitchen Manager
PeggyMartinMVHSKitchen Manager
DawnPendletonPrescottKitchen Manager
DonHannanUESKitchen Manager
JillLeeWCSKitchen Manager
PamelaReadWCSCook
TrudyHannanWCSCook
AndreaDonlinMVHSCook
LoreenLavigneMVHSCook
KaylaMilburyMVHSCook
TBSTBDMMSCook
SusanPeaseMMSCook

Federal

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
(1)       mail:
            U.S. Department of Agriculture
            Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
            1400 Independence Avenue, SW
            Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(2)       fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
(3)       email:
            program.intake@usda.gov
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider
 
The Maine Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, religion, ancestry or national origin.
Complaints of discrimination must be filed at the office of the Maine Human Rights Commission, 51 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0051. If you wish to file a discrimination complaint electronically, visit the Human Rights Commission website at https://www.maine.gov/mhrc/file/instructions and complete an intake questionnaire. Maine is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
 
(Federal Statement Revised 5/2022)