Update: Schools announces student meal pick-up sites

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[Update 8 p.m.] – The regular distribution of the Mallett School Pantry, for any family with children in RSU9, will still take place on Wednesday, March 18, 3:45 with curbside pick-up.

[Update 6:02 p.m.]Maine School Administrative District 58 will begin serving any child age 0 to 18 a breakfast and lunch to-go-type meal beginning Tuesday, March 17. This service will be Monday through Friday until further notice.

Breakfast will consist of cereal, juice and milk. Lunch will be a sandwich, fresh fruit, fresh veggies and milk. These will be available for pick-up from 10-11 a.m. at the kitchen door of the schools in Strong and Phillips as well as Mt. Abram High School. If your child is not able to make it to school, a bus will be dropping off meals at the below locations. Please be courteous and mindful of any businesses or intersections for safety purposes.

Bus 1 will depart from Strong School at 10AM to Stops:
Foster Memorial Building from 10:05-10:15 continue up RT 4
Country Delight from 10:20-10:30
Masonry School 10:40-10:50
Valley Brook Store 10:55-11:05
Ron’s Texaco 11:10-11:20
Reed’s Mill road and 145 11:30-1140
then returning to Strong School

Bus 2 will depart Mt Abram at 10AM to Stops:
Knockwood Corner 10:10-10:20
Cook Hill turn 10:35-10:45
Gilkey Hill turn 10:50-11:00
Huff Road 11:10-11:20
Health Center 11:30-11:40
Back to Mt Abram

[Update 3:07 p.m.]Regional School Unit 73 has announced its food pick up sites and times on its website.

RSU 73 Breakfast Lunch Spots
Primary School – 8 to 11 a.m. – pickup @ gym entrance with ramp
High School – 8 to 11 a.m. – pickup door @ number 10
Central Office – 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Bus #1
Picks up meals at High School @8:30 a.m.
Bean’s Corner 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. (50)
North Jay Fire Department 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. (50)
Returns to High School 10:45 a.m.

Bus #2
Picks up meals at the High School @9 a.m.
St Rose Church 9:30 to 10 a.m. (100)
Meadow Brook 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. (100)
Pike’s Mallard Mart 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. (100)
Returns to High School 11:45 a.m.

Bus #3
Pick up meals at the High School @9:15 a.m.
Drop off meals to central office 9:25 (50) a.m.
Brettun’s Variety 10:00 to 10:30 (50) a.m.
Return to High School 10:45 a.m.

RSU 78 is also arranging the delivery of food and other services to families that are in need. A bus will come to the following locations to deliver breakfast cereal and bag lunches.

Magalloway town office: 9:30 to 9:50 a.m.
Oquossoc (tennis court area): 10:50 to 11:15 a.m.
Rangeley Town Office: 11:30 to 11:50 a.m.
Sandy River Town Office: noon through 12:20 p.m.

Families are asked to contact the school at 864-3311 or by emailing kdolbier@rangeleyschool.org as soon as possible if they would like to have breakfast and lunches so an adequate amount can be prepared.


FARMINGTON – Starting Tuesday, March 17, Regional School Unit 9 families can pick-up healthy, pre-packed meals at the locations listed below. Meals will be packed to go and offered in a “drive-thru” or “walk-up” basis to promote social distancing. All meals are free for anyone under 19 years old and children do not need to be present to pick-up meals for them.

Meal pick-up will continue until further notice. Each lunch served will also have a breakfast meal for the following day. Friday meal packs will have meals for the weekend.

Sites and routes may change as needed. For questions, please contact Deb Nightingale at dnightingale@mtbluersd.org or call 207-779-9612.

Pick-Up Locations

W.G. Mallett School – Student drop-off area, 11 to 11:45 a.m. Monday-Friday
Mt. Blue High School – Front entrance, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday-Friday
Academy Hill School – Main entrance, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday-Friday
Cape Cod Hill School – Front entrance, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday-Friday

Bus Route Pick-Up Locations

Farmington/Temple/New Vineyard – Monday-Friday
11 a.m. Leaving from Mt. Blue Campus
11:10 to 11:15 a.m. Madore’s Market
11:20 to 11:25 a.m. Temple Town Hall
11:50 to 11:55 a.m. Our Village Market, New Vineyard
12:10 to 12:15  p.m. Grant Lee’s, Fairbanks Rd.
12:15 to 12:20 p.m. Foothills Heights Apartments, Fairbanks Rd.
Return to Mt. Blue Campus

Wilton/Weld – Monday-Friday
11 a.m. Leaving from Academy Hill School
11:05 to 11:10 a.m. United Methodist Church, Main St. Wilton
11:15 to 11:20 a.m. Old Barclay’s Building, Weld Rd.
11:35 to 11:40 a.m. Weld Town office/Post Office
Return to Academy Hill School

Farmington/Chesterville – Monday-Friday
11 a.m. Leaving from Mallett
11:05 to 11:10 a.m. Corner of Cascade Leisure Park & High St.
11:20 to 11:25 a.m. Church of Christ, Farmington Falls
11:40 to 11:45 a.m. Chesterville Town Garage
11:50 to 11:55 a.m. Chesterville Town Office
Return to Mallett

Industry/Starks/New Sharon – Monday-Friday
11 a.m. Leaving from Mallett
11:15-11:25 a.m. Head of Clearwater Lake
11:40-11:45 a.m. Starks Town Garage
11:50-11:55 a.m. Corner of Krebs Corner and Sandy River Rd.
12:10-12:15 p.m. Old New Sharon Town Office
Return to Mallett

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  1. I am very impressed with the RSU #9 staff to have this figured out already. Food is a large concern for many, so now we can rest, knowing our students will have healthy meals. Kudos to the entire RSU 9 staff.

  2. Are other districts leaving towns out of the meals because they don’t meet the state 50% free lunch requirements for this or is sad58 the only one?

  3. Please know that meals can be picked up for any child at any meal site, no matter what school district they attend or if they are home schooled. You do not have to get a meal only from a site sponsored by your home district. I hope this helps some of the children in outlying areas.

  4. This is so helpful!! Thank you for thinking of families and kids that were not prepared for this change and offering support to the kids in our community :)

    RSU 56 has a meal pick up site in East Dixfield Fire Dept. 12:00 – 12:30 Monday – Friday

  6. We drove into the high school parking lot at 12:00…i was runni g late from work and hoped to get there sooner…did not see anybody outside or in the entryway. Do u have to go into the high school to get the lunches? Thanx

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