Regional School Unit 40
Food Services

The RSU 40 Food Service Department is being reviewed during the 2021-22 school year (Fall). Reviews are conducted every five years by Maine Child Nutrition. Results of the review will be made public when complete. 

Welcome to the RSU 40 Food Service Program page!  The Food Service Program provides two nutritious meals, breakfast and lunch, every school day.  The meals are designed each day to include all the delicious and necessary grains, protein, fruit, vegetables, and dairy products that young bodies and minds need to grow and learn!   Check out our menu to see what is being offered this month!  

Maine Department of Education Child Nutrition Website

During the 2021-2022 school year, the meal prices are as follows:

"All meals are at no cost until June 30, 2022 or until special funding has run out"

"You can now fill out a meal application online through NutriLink"

Even though meals are at no cost, it is extremely important that the free and reduced meal applications are completely filled out and returned to your child's school before September 30, 2021. 




Elementary / Middle  School    $1.50 

Elementary / Middle School     $3.00

Milk $0.50

Milk $0.50

High School     $2.00

High School         $3.50

Reduced (all ages)   No Cost

Reduced (all ages)       No Cost  

Free (for qualified applicants)

Free (for qualified applicants)

Adults                             $2.50 Adults                                 $5.00

Low and Negative meal notifications will be sent out through our text messaging system on Thursdays. If you receive a low balance notification it means that your child still has money on his or her account. However, the amount left is less than $10.00. A negative notification means money is owed. 

The RSU 40 Food Service Department will provide meal substitutions for any children who have been diagnosed, by a licensed physician, with an allergy that is life threatening or substantially limits his or her ability to learn. We do not make substitutions if the child simply has an intolerance. You must have a medical form on file with the school that has been filled out by a licensed physician. In addition, the Food Service Department has a form that needs to be filled out by a licensed physician indicating what the allergy is, explains the reaction, lists foods to avoid, and offers ideas for substitution. You may request a Food Service Department Medical form by calling the Food Service Director at 785-2277 Ext. 241 or emailing Once the proper medical forms are received, please allow us a few days to purchase food substitutions for your child. 

If you are unable to afford to buy meals at school, or if your family is new to our school system, click here to download the free and reduced meal application form.   Parents should complete and sign the form, being sure to include your social security number, and return the form either to your child’s school, or mail it to the attention of the Food Service Director at P.O. Box 701, 1070 Heald Hywy., Union, Maine  04862.  Please, only one form per family is needed.  Just list all the children in the family on the same form.  All application forms are confidential.

If you are a homeless student and need to apply for free meals, complete the form with as much information as you can provide, sign it, and return it to the school office.

A new free/reduced application form must be completed at the start of each school year.  If you are currently receiving free or reduced meals this school year, you will remain in that category temporarily for the first 30 days of the next school year.  You must reapply within those first 30 days to determine if your family is eligible again for that new school year.  We will notify you by mail with the results of your new application.  Those who fail to reapply will return to full pay status once the 30 day temporary status expires.

For those families that are full pay, we appreciate your prompt payment.  Parents who wish to monitor their children’s meal balances or make online payments can check out their child’s account on This system replaces  Use the same login information. If you are having technical issues please contact the customer support department at by using their support request form or call 1-855-832-5226. 

Parents and Guardians are encouraged to call the food service director at the Central Office at  785-2277 with any questions or concerns they may have concerning the RSU 40 Food Service Program.  We thank you for entrusting us with feeding your children daily, and we look forward to providing this service to you for years to come.


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To file a complaint of discrimination, write Maine Department of Education, Civil Rights Officer, 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME, 04333 or call 207-624-6875. Maine is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Employee Area 1070 Heald Highway Union, Maine 04862 | Phone: (207) 785-2277 | Fax: (207) 785-3119