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Student Meal Benefits - Application and Information

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Families may apply (or reapply) for benefits at any time during the school year, but in order to avoid any interruption in benefits, Student Meal Benefit Applications must be submitted by September 23rd. Applications are sent home with students the first week of school and are also available in every school office as well as on the school district website any time during the school year in case family finances change. 
Please note: A new Student Meal Benefit Application must be submitted every year, even if your child was eligible for free or reduced meals the previous year. 
The free/reduced meals benefit applies to breakfast and lunch meals only; not milk, à la carte foods, vending, etc. 
As students take a meal, their PIN will be recorded and their account charged.  Each purchase must be tracked by federal regulations.  No child ever needs to reveal whether they are free/reduced/paid.  This is confidential information.

Lunch vs. À la carte at GHS & GMS

The school cafeteria will continue to serve all of the lunch options that they have been providing this year.  The meals include an entrée, small milk or water, fruit and/or vegetable.  Menus are available on the school website and the Dining Services facebook page. 

In addition to these free lunches, the cafeteria will offer à la carte items! 

These items will include desserts, specialty drinks, snacks, and rotating entrees which are not free.  The à la carte items must be paid for with funds added to the student’s account prior to the day of purchase.  Funds can be added to the account via PayPams or by cash in a labeled envelope.  Student ID cards will be scanned rather than utilizing the pinpads. 

Any addition questions please contact:  [email protected]


Gorham School Dining Services Contact List
Michael Sanborn  
Director of Dining Services   222-1231
Raina Lee Cooper
Administrative Assistant        222-1375
Anne Tarbox
Gorham High School              222-1196
Laura Scaplen
Gorham Middle School          222-1217
Diana Blanchard
Village Elementary School     222-1316
Laura Curran
Narragansett Elementary      222-1259
Laura Fiorito
Great Falls Elementary          222-1200


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

(2)       fax:

            (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

(3)       email:
            [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

(Federal statement updated 5/18/2022)



The Maine Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, religion, ancestry or national origin.

Complaints of discrimination must be filed at the office of the Maine Human Rights Commission, 51 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0051. If you wish to file a discrimination complaint electronically, visit the Human Rights Commission website at https://www.maine.gov/mhrc/file/instructions and complete an intake questionnaire. Maine is an equal opportunity provider and employer.