School Nutrition Program

In public schools in Maine, youth have access to free breakfast and lunch, which meet nutrition standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Although there is no charge, parents will be asked to complete the economic status questions during online registration as the data provided is used to determine our school funding, including Title 1 funds for special education programs, before/after and summer school programs; discounts on laptop insurance and internet; and teacher's student loan forgiveness.

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Summer Nutrition

Are you eligible to receive $120 for each of your school-aged children?

Many children face hunger during the summer when they lose access to school meals.  This year there are several ways to combat summer hunger, including Summer EBT SUN Bucks ($120 per school-aged child), open meal sites for those 18 and younger, free food distributions through YouthFull Maine, and delivery meal service for those in rural areas.  Learn More:

FREE FOOD DISTRIBUTION:

OPEN TO ALL:
Youth Full Maine Food Distribution
3rd Wednesday of each month
10am-12pm at Rotary Park

Every Thursday
2pm-3pm at Dayton Town Hall

For more information, email outreach@youthfullme.org

CACFP At Risk After School Program

This notice is provided in compliance with LD577, CACFP At Risk Afterschool Program Opt-out.  The Biddeford School Department is required to operate a federal Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), but it may choose to not operate such a program if it determines to opt out, by vote of the School Committee after notice and public comment.  The public is invited to comment on the opt-out at the next regularly scheduled school committee meeting on July 10, 2024. Click below to read the full memo.

For questions regarding meal benefit applications, contact Sue Morrell, Nutrition Program Director, at (207) 282-0211

Non-Discriminatory & Civil Rights Information/Department of Education