Food & Nutrition Services

School Nutrition Benefits for Families Impacted by Federal Shutdown

With the federal shutdown impacting numerous Mainers, the Maine Department of Education wants to remind school districts that applications for free and reduced-price meals may be submitted at any time throughout the school year, even during a federal shutdown. If federal employees impacted by the shutdown would like to apply for school meal benefits for their children, they may so do through their local school district.

To apply – A special application can be downloaded from the Maine Department of Education’s website (linked below) and submitted to your local school’s food service program.

Download printable meal benefit application (PDF)

For more information, contact Wendy Ordway, Food & Nutrition Supervisor, MSAD 15 at or 657-9331.


What’s New in Food & Nutrition?

NEW for 2019 look for fresh made Smoothies to be on the menu in all schools!  Some schools have already been serving up these delicious and nutritious shakes to students for breakfast.  Each Smoothie contains yogurt, fruit, 100% fruit juice and a veggie–add a milk and/or grain option and it makes a complete breakfast for students!  Be on the look out for a free taste testing at your school sometime this month!



(Milk Choices included with every School Meal)
Breakfast: Free
Lunch: $2.50
Breakfast: $1.25
Lunch: $2.50
Breakfast: $1.50
Lunch: $2.75
Breakfast: $2.00
Lunch: $4.25
For those who qualify:
Reduced Breakfast – Free
Reduced Lunch – $0.40
Free and Reduced Meal Application

Free and Reduced Meals

All families are encouraged to complete the free and reduced lunch application. An accurate free/reduced count can impact a number of Federal Programs and Grants.   Providing your child with this benefit does not burden the lunch program or the district. Actually, it helps support the program.  Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year.  If you do not qualify at the beginning of the year but experience a loss of job, reduced hours or wages or add members to the household…even temporarily…feel free to submit a new application. 

Information on how to get free or reduced price school meals for your child and the application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals

Wendy Ordway
Food Service Supervisor
14 Shaker Road
Gray, ME 04039
(207) 657-9331 / Fax (207) 657-3329 By Email:

Last update January 15, 2019