To help ensure that students don’t go hungry during the COVID-19 crisis, the Portland Public Schools is adding a new meal distribution site as of Monday, May 4 – at the Bayside Anchor housing development. Meals will be served at that site weekdays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


PORTLAND, Maine – To increase access to the Portland Public Schools’ meals program during the COVID-19 crisis, the district has added the Bayside Anchor housing development as a 11th meal distribution site, starting Monday, May 4.

Meals will be served curbside each weekday at the Bayside Anchor Portland Housing Authority office, located at 81 East Oxford St. The Bayside Anchor meals will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – a different time from the other 10 sites.

Meals at those other school sites are distributed from 10 a.m. to noon.

The district’s Food Service Department serves free breakfast and lunch meals each weekday for anyone age 18 and under. Both can be picked up together at each participating 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 10 school distribution sites are: Deering High School, East End Community School, King Middle School, Lyman Moore Middle School, Peaks Island Elementary School, Portland High School, Presumpscot Elementary School, Riverton Elementary School, Rowe Elementary School and Reiche Community School. Bayside Anchor now makes the 11th site.