The food service operation is its own entity housed within RSU 24. Our district's membership in Dirigo Alliance, a regional buying group, allows us to purchase in volume at a cost that provides savings that we would not realize on our own.
Each building is staffed with a Kitchen Manager, who serves as Head Cook and supervises their assistant. You may reach the Kitchen Manager by calling the school and asking for the kitchen. Please be aware that meal times are the busiest times.
The kitchen staff meets monthly to stay up-to-date with changes, receive training, review products and support each other collaboratively.
A primary goal of our department is to produce healthier foods for our students to help combat the national problem of child obesity and additionally, to help educate our students about healthy, life-long nutrition. We have a school-board-supported Wellness policy along with a determination to qualify for the Healthier U.S. School Challenge. Both ask for a commitment of more fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grain foods, milk with less fat, less sugar and salt.
We are seeking more local, farm-raised products and increased collaboration of student, family and community to obtain this goal. We encourage you to join us in this journey and welcome you to jump in anytime!