Sumner Memorial High School

                                            RSU 24

Apply for Free and Reduced

Price Meals Online!


Dear Parent/Guardian,


RSU 24 is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online!  The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere!


Safe & Secure


We use the highest level of data encryption available, meaning that your information is always safe and guarded. 


Private & Available


Apply online in the comfort and privacy of your own home.  The online service is available 24/7 anytime, anywhere there is an Internet connection!




Your data is transmitted to the RSU 24 Nutrition Office the same day you apply, allowing for quicker processing so you can receive benefits faster. 


Go Green


No more paper applications to complete and return to the school office!  Applying online is so convenient and good for the environment as well!


Simply go to and click on Nutrition Services, select Free and Reduced Applications and select On-line Applications.




The Maine Harvest of the Month is a campaign that helps to promote the use of seasonally available, local products in schools. The program, which highlights a different Maine product each month, aims to provide students with local and healthy produce, while supporting Maine’s farmers and producers.  So far this year we have highlighted local Maine tomatoes and apples, brassicas (cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage) and for December we will be highlighting winter squash.




Each month we do a taste test highlighting the Harvest of the Month offerings as well as new recipes for the students to try.





We have replaced the After School Snack with a Super Snack.  The Super Snack provides a more substantial and nutritionally balanced afternoon snack for students.  Unlike the After School Snack, the Super Snack is available to any student who is after school for any reason.  The student does not have to be enrolled in the After School Program.   Visiting show choirs, sports teams and students from other schools may enjoy a Super Snack as well.


All Super Snacks consist of meat/meat alternate, whole grain, vegetables, fruit and 1% or non fat milk.


The Super Snack is free to all students under 18 or enrolled in a 9-12 school.

Super Snack is provided with funds from the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program and rules require these meals be eaten on the school grounds.


 What is the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program (CACFP)? 

The CACFP is a federally funded program that is administered by the states to ensure that eligible children have access to healthy, nutritious food.

CACFP serves At Risk After School Programs, Adult Day Centers, Child Care Centers, Family Day Care Homes and Emergency Shelters.

The Child and Adult Care Food Program has served 4.2 million children and 130,000 adults nationwide.


Please contact Linda Mailhot, RSU24 Food Service Director if you have any questions.



In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations
and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering
USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or
reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille,
large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they
applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA
through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available
in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form,
(AD-3027) found online at: and at any USDA office, or
write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a
copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.



Dear Regional School Unit 24 Families,
Dear RSU 24 Families,  
A USDA waiver has allowed RSU 24 to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to the the student until 12/31/20.  When your child is remote learning you may have meals delivered to your home.  Please follow the instructions on the remote section of the menu below to order these meals. Please note that we do not deliver meals for days when school is not in session. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at or 422-2017 x 119.
The RSU 24 Nutrition Services is committed to ensuring that all the children in our communities have access to nutritious food during the unanticipated school closure due to the Corona Virus outbreak.   We will try our best to not make changes to the menu, however in this unprecedented time, it may not always be possible.  Our suppliers have many outages and we do not always get what we have ordered.  We thank you for your understanding.  If you have any questions or concerns or I can be of help to your family, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. 
I would like to thank our dedicated Nutrition Services staff who have worked tirelessly to prepare meals for our students.
Stay well, stay safe,
Linda Mailhot,
Food Services Director