The Portland Public Schools Food Services is transitioning into the Summer Meals Program as of June 15, 2020. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all children and teens 18 and under without charge. 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. 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 continue 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
- Reiche Elementary School.
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.
The Mobile Bus Routes meal delivery will continue in conjunction with the Transportation Department and 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.
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.