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Summer Meal Sites & Times

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Summer Meal Sites & Times
Posted on 06/26/2020
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The Portland Public Schools Food Services began its Summer Meals Program as of June 15, 2020 to ensure that all students have access to meals throughout the summer.  Breakfast and lunch meals will be provided to all children and teens 18 and under without charge.  Both meals can be picked up at the same time at each participating site on a first-come, first-serve basis. Participating sites and times as listed below:

Meals will to be served at the following school sites from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Monday - Friday: Deering High, King Middle School, Moore Middle School, Presumpscot Elementary, Riverton Elementary, and Reiche Elementary School.

(The Peaks Island Elementary School site will close after June 30, when a federal waiver allowing meals to be served there expires.)

Meals will be served at the following community sites Monday - Friday:

•          Bayside Anchor at 81 Oxford Street from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

•          Munjoy South Playground from 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

•          Starting June 22, meals will be offered at North Deering Garden on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine will operate their clubhouse sites at their Portland Campus, Sagamore Village, and Riverton Park.  Their sites will operate from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Locker Project will continue to distribute grocery items for families at the meal sites weekly. Each site will receive 25 bags, and they will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. The schedule is as follows: Reiche Elementary School on Tuesdays; King Middle School and Presumpscot Elementary School on Wednesdays; and Deering High School, Riverton Elementary School, and Moore Middle School on Thursdays.  The community site schedule is not currently available.

Our Mobile Bus Routes meal delivery will continue in conjunction with our Transportation Department.  This option is available for families who are not able to access the meal distributions sites. The families must be available to receive the meals when they’re delivered, and currently have a PPS student aged 18 or under. 

Any families in need of meal delivery that can meet this criteria should contact Robyn Wells in the Transportation Department at [email protected] for more information.

Safety protocols due to the COVID-19 pandemic still will be followed during the summer. Families who drive up to the sites should stay in their vehicles and meals will be provided curbside. Walk-ups are also welcome. Please practice physical distancing. Meals may not be consumed on site.

No I.D. is necessary and youngsters do not need to be present or to qualify for free or reduced-price lunch or be PPS students to receive these meals.

The meals provided through the Portland Public Schools’ Summer Meals Program are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Please note that no meals will be served on Friday, July 3, which is when the July 4 holiday is being observed by municipal agencies.

For more information, contact Food Service Director Jane McLucas at [email protected] or 207-874-8231

You can also visit the PPS Food Services Facebook page for more information at: https://www.facebook.com/chooseschoollunch/

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;

 (2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 (3)     email: [email protected]

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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.