RSU 18 Offering a Summer Meals Program where Kids Eat for Free

Oakland based Regional School Unit No. 18 is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, which is a USDA funded program that provides free meals to kids and teens during the summer months to prevent childhood hunger while school is not in session. Many children in Maine go hungry during the summer months and RSU No. 18 feels that Maine children learn best and are most successful when they receive wholesome nutrition throughout the year. Menus for these wholesome and kid friendly meals can be found online at http://www.rsu18.org/nutrititionservices. The free summer meals will be provided at the following sites and times:

  • China Primary School (763 Lakeview Dr, China, Me 04358) will be serving lunch Monday through Friday starting Monday, July 10th and ending Friday, August 4th. Breakfast will be served only Monday through Thursday. Breakfast being served from 7:30 to 8:00 and Lunch being served from 11:30-12:00.
  • Williams Elementary School (55 Pleasant Street Oakland, ME 04963) will be serving Breakfast and Lunch Monday through Friday starting Monday June 26th and ending Friday August 4th. There will be no meals offered on July 4th in recognition of Independence Day. Meals will be served Monday through Friday with Breakfast being served from 7:30 to 8:30 and Lunch being served from 11:30-12:30.
  • Messalonskee Middle School (33 School Bus Drive, Oakland, ME 04963) will be serving Breakfast and Lunch Monday through Thursday starting Monday July 10th and ending Thursday August 3rd. Breakfast will be served from 7:30-8:00 and lunch will be served from 11:30-11:50.
  • Atwood Primary School (19 Heath Street, Oakland, ME 04963) will be serving Lunch Monday through Thursday starting Monday July 24th and ending Thursday August 24th. Lunch will be offered from 11:30-11:45
  • Messalonskee High School (131 Messalonskee High Dr, Oakland ME 04963) will be serving Breakfast and Lunch Monday through Wednesday starting Monday July 10th and ending Wednesday August 2nd . Breakfast will be served from 7:30-8:00 and Lunch will be served from 11:15-11:30.

There are no income requirements or need for pre-registration. You do not need to be a resident of Oakland or China to have your child eat for free. Meals will be provided to all children between the ages of 0 and 18 without charge and 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.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form online or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

Persons with disabilities, who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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