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Nutrition Services

  • Information and Resources Regarding Meal Services

    We know that many families depend on schools not only for their students’ education, but also for meals. PPS Nutrition Services has expanded our meals sites from the spring and summer to 38 schools where families can pick up breakfast and lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Under a program through the USDA, all PPS students and children ages 1-18 in Portland will receive free breakfast and lunch. Students will receive seven days’ worth of meals each week.

    As we settle into a regular class schedule with distance learning, our meal service will be:

    • Mondays: 2 days’ worth of food
    • Wednesdays: 2 days’ worth of food
    • Fridays: 3 days’ worth of food

    The full list of meal pickup sites, along with information about food home delivery that will be available for families that need assistance accessing meals, is available at our Fall 2020 Meals webpage. Click here for a map of all Nutrition Sites. All sites are outside, and we ask that you wear a facemask and practice physical distancing as you pick up meals. Menu information, along with allergy and carbohydrate counts can be found in the drop down menu below.

    Households financially impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be able to qualify for The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP offers food benefits to eligible, low-income individuals and families. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for food benefits by clicking here. For more information or support, please contact the Nutrition Services department at 503-916-3399 or nutritionservices@pps.net.

Contacts

Nutrition Services
(503) 916-3399
Whitney Ellersick MS, RDN
Senior Director
(503) 916-3276
Ben Dandeneau
Assistant Director
(503) 916-3275
Anya Friday, RDN
Program Manager
(503) 916-3284
Grace Clark, RDN
Program Manager
(503) 916-3278
Amy DeSimone
Program Manager
503-916-3280
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