RSU 50 Food Service Director, Gayle Glidden was notified that RSU 50 has received $18,000 from the School Lunch Fairy, a charity organization, to help pay off unpaid lunch bills that accumulated over the years here at RSU 50. Mrs. Glidden had applied for the funds earlier this Spring. The School Lunch Fairy organization was started by two high school students who's mission is that no kids should go hungry at school. The organization donates money to help school districts that have debt from unpaid lunch accounts. Here is their website address. https://www.schoollunchfairy.org/
What does this mean for RSU 50? This means any student account that had an unpaid balance as of April 27, 2020 has now been paid. In the Fall, all RSU 50 students will have a 0.00 balance on their lunch bill or a "clean slate." All individuals, who's bill has been paid off, will receive a notice from the RSU 50 Food Service Program letting them know about the change in their child's account. This is a tremendous gift to our school and community.
Parents will be expected to begin paying for their child's lunch again in the Fall of 2020, unless their child qualifies for the Free & Reduced Lunch Program. Parents are encouraged to fill out the Free & Reduced Lunch Application Form in the Fall. If you have any questions or need assistance completing the form, please contact the school.
RSU 50 will be organizing a fundraiser in the Fall to benefit the School Lunch Fairy Program. The money we raise will be a small token of our appreciation for the $18,000 donated to our school community. Thank you to RSU 50 Food Service Director Gayle Glidden for applying for this money.