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COVID-19 Response - School Nutrition Donations

We are grateful to our wonderful community for the outpouring of support the Scarborough School Nutrition and the Backpack Program have been receiving at this challenging time.  We are working hard to ensure that families in need do not go hungry while our schools are closed, and appreciate that our neighbors are so willing to pitch in to help one another.  We are also standing by to help those who may be experiencing new concerns around food security due to the financial impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.

To arrange to contribute gifts of food, please reach out to our School Nutrition office at 207-730-4700, or food@scarboroughschools.org.   If you would like to donate money to the Backpack Program, please send a check to the Business Office at Scarborough Public Schools, P. O. Box 370, Scarborough ME 04070-0370, or go online to our RevTrak Web Store where you will find donations options for both the Backpack Program here and the School Nutrition program here. 

If you would like a receipt for your donation, just send an email to Business Manager Kate Bolton at kbolton@scarboroughschools.org.  As a non-profit public school system, we usually qualify for employer matching gifts programs, so keep us in mind if that is something you have access to.  If you have questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.  Thank you so much for your support!

Mission Statement

The Scarborough School Nutrition Program provides safe, healthy and appetizing meals for our students. Our meals are planned using nutrient analysis which defines amounts of protein, calories, fat, and Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium and sodium that must be served for each age group.

The food is prepared and served in a clean safe environment. 
All school nutrition workers are trained and certified as sanitarians. 
Our healthy school meals help the students achieve academically and physically to the best of their abilities. It is well-documented in scientific data that a hungry child will not reach his/her greatest level of achievement. Healthy school meals provide a learning laboratory for the child to make good food choices that he/she will carry into his/her adult life.

Cost of Meals

Money may be put in a student account to be drawn on for any food or beverage purchase. You just have to send a check with your child's name, parent name, address and telephone number. Online payment is also available; please see menu tab above.  We will debit the account and send you a reminder or notify your child when the account is $5.00 or less.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Food in the morning increases the student's ability to process information and makes them less tired as the day progresses. For more information read the Huffington Post article linked below.

If morning is a very hurried time at your house, take advantage of the breakfast program provided at Primary Schools, Wentworth, Middle and High Schools. Price for breakfast is $1.75.
  • High School: $3.00
  • Middle School: $3.00
  • Wentworth Schools: $2.85
  • Primary Schools: $2.85
  • Breakfast (all schools): $1.75
  • Milk 8 oz.: $0.50
  • Juice 4 oz.: $0.50
  • Water 8 oz.: $0.50


Nutrition Program Office

Wentworth School
P.O. Box 370
Scarborough, ME 04074-0370
Phone: (207) 730-4700
Fax: (207) 730-4702

Peter Esposito
Nutrition Program Director
Phone: (207) 730-4700
Email: pesposito

Leslie Dumais
School Nutrition Unit Manager
High School
Phone: (207) 730-5181
Email: ldumais

Joe Wright
School Nutrition Unit Manager
Middle School
Phone: (207) 730-4845
Email: jwright

Ann LeGage
School Nutrition Unit Manager
Wentworth School
Primary Schools
Phone: (207) 730-4703
Email: alegage