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Bangor School Department Lunch Menus
- Elementary School Lunch Menu
- WS Cohen Middle School Menu
- JF Doughty Middle School Menu
- Bangor High School Lunch Menu
- K-8 Breakfast Menu
- Regional School Lunch Menu
The USDA announced that all students may eat free of charge for the remainder of the school year.
It’s the best deal in town!! Each day students at Bangor Schools can arrive early to eat an excellent breakfast with which to start their day.
Full Price Breakfast No cost
Reduced Price Breakfast No cost
Breakfast is available daily at:
- Abe Lincoln (8:40-9:00)
- Downeast (8:30-9:00)
- Fairmount (8:30-9:00)
- Fourteenth Street (8:40-9:00)
- Fruit Street (8:30-9:00)
- Bangor High School (7:05-8:00)
- Mary Snow (8:40-9:00)
- Vine Street (8:35-9:00)
- William S Cohen (7:45-8:10)
- James F. Doughty (7:45-8:15)
A la carte Milk
A la carte milk will not be available to purchase at this time.
Community Eligibility Provision
Three of Bangor’s Schools, Vine Street, Downeast, and Fairmount will participate based on the eligibility of their free/reduced meal percentages in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) available through the United States Department of Agriculture.
If your student is participating in remote or the hybrid learning and would like a breakfast and lunch, please call your child’s school to order the meal by 2 PM the day prior. Meals will be available for pick up a your child’s school at 10 AM.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program is sponsored by the USDA and is offered at 4 of our qualifying schools. Fairmount, Downeast, Abe Lincoln and Vine Street Schools offer fruit and/or vegetables during snack time on Tuesdays and Thursdays. JF Doughty School offers fruit and/or vegetables during Physical Education class.
Part-Time Food Services Assistant Openings Available
High school diploma or equivalent required. Ability/willingness to learn/participate in food preparation inventory and ordering or other assigned work related duties. Ability to perform or learn the following: a. follow standardized recipes, b. adjust recipes for desired yield c. use food buying guide. Ability to work independently without direct supervision. State of Maine CHRC approval required. School year position, Monday through Friday.
School Lunch Payment Information
Elementary Schools: Money is collected for the week each Monday or the first day of the week. If payment is made by check, the check should be made payable to the school where your child attends. Families are expected to pay promptly for meals.
Middle Schools & Bangor High: Students pay cash in line daily or they may pay for meals in advance. Advance meal payments are encouraged. Charging is not allowed. Bangor High School students are required to use their student ID when purchasing a meal.
Meal Charge Policy: Charging of meals is discouraged at all grade levels. BSD Policy EFB prohibits a student or family from charging beyond a two-week period. If student owes for one or more meals beyond a two-week period, meal service will be discontinued and the student will be expected to bring a lunch from home.
Free & Reduced School Lunch Program: Families unable to pay for school meals or provide a lunch from home should request an Application for Free and Reduced Priced School Meals from their school’s main office.
Eat to Learn; Learn to Eat
Bangor Schools Food Service Program is administered by a registered/licensed dietitian to offer Bangor students K-12 a variety of foods while considering dietary guidelines. We serve all whole grains, along with dark green and orange vegetables and legumes. Recipes have been revised to lower total fat, sugar and sodium with our meals providing less than 10% of saturated fat. The Bangor School Department also participates in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program sponsored by the USDA.
Each menu offers a minimum of:
- 2 servings of fruit/vegetable
- 1 serving of meat/meat alternate (i.e. cheese)
- 1 serving of bread/bread alternate (i.e. pasta)
- 1 serving of milk (skim, lowfat, or chocolate)
Students with medical dietary restrictions or allergies should present the food service staff at their school with a doctor’s note. For further information about Bangor Schools Food Service program, contact the Food Services office at (207) 992-5532.
Federal & State Non-Discrimination/Civil Rights Statement (3/26/21)
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: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
(Federal statement updated 3/22/2021)
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.