TK-8 District of Choice

Lunch

Child Nutrition Services will be offering lunch to students attending summer school. Due to changes at the federal level, we are no longer able to offer Grab & Go or Universally Free Meals at all school sites during summer. Although we are disappointed Congress’ Omnibus Bill lacked the funding and waivers which allowed us to feed all students for free this summer, we are dedicated to serving our community and hope your student joins us for lunch. It not only saves you time grocery shopping and meal prepping but it also helps support your school and community.

Lunch will cost $3.50. Eligible students may receive their lunch at no cost or a reduced price of $0.40.Qualification is based on meal eligibility for the 2021-2022 school year. If you have not yet completed a lunch application, we strongly encourage you to complete one as soon as possible at SchoolLunchApp.com. Please call our office at (408) 223-4500 if you are unsure if you completed an application this school year.

School meals are healthy and follow USDA nutrition guidelines. Lunch will include a choice of entrée (one meatless option daily), fresh and/or canned fruit, fresh and/or frozen veggies, 100% fruit juice, milk and whole grain snacks. You can find more information about our meals and menus at: www.eesd.org/departments/child-nutrition. Participation in the lunch program is optional.

To participate, your student will be asked each morning if they would like a meal provided. They will then make their specific meal choices at lunchtime and their meal will be recorded on a roster system. Meal eligibility is strictly confidential. We strongly encourage families to prepay for meals for summer school. Parents can make a pre-payment online before June 30, 2022 at www.myschoolbucks.com. CNS will also accept cash or check during summer school. Any unused funds will remain on your student’s account and you can request a refund at any time.

If you have any questions regarding your student's account balance, meal eligibility, or summer meal program, please contact Child Nutrition Services at 408-223-4500.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for my child or teen to receive a meal? Do I have to fill out an application form? There is no application or registration required to receive a meal. However if you feel you may qualify for free or reduced price meals , please complete an application at SchoolLunchApp.com or inquire with our office (408) 223-4500.

Do meals have to be eaten on-site? Yes, due to federal regulations, all meals must be consumed on-site. The waiver for non-congregate meals will not be allowable for summer programs unless schools face a closure due to COVID-19 rates.

Why do I have to pay when meals have been free? Due to changes at the federal level and a lapse in policy changes, we unfortunately need to charge for meals at some sites this summer. However, under AB130 that was passed in California, meals will return to being universally free to all students beginning in the fall of the 2022-2023 school year.

I think I may qualify for free or reduced price meals. What do I need to do? No action is needed if you have already completed an application and were approved for school year 2021-2022. All students have currently been eating free under COVID-19 waivers so if you are unsure if you have an application on file, please call our office at (408) 223-4500. Meal applications must be completed this school year to count for summer. Meal applications for the 2022-23 school year are not available at this time.

Can parents or guardians pick up meals on behalf of their kids? No. Due to changes at the federal level, parents and guardians can no longer pick-up meals on behalf of their kids and meals must be consumed on-site.

How do I find free food in my community? Visit www.nokidhungry.org/find-free-meals or text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304 to find free summer meals near you. Some sites are able to offer free meals to anyone 18 and under when they meet certain requirements to operate for the Summer Food Service Program or Seamless Summer Option. Visit GetCalFresh.org or 211Bayarea.org/santaclara for other food assistance programs.

What kind of foods are being served at summer school? The meals served at any summer food service operation are healthy and meet USDA guidelines. A typical lunch, for example, could include a turkey sandwich on wheat bread, milk, an apple, and a salad. Learn more about Child Nutrition Services at www.eesd.org/departments/child-nutrition. Summer menus will be posted soon.

Have other questions? Please contact the Child Nutrition Services office Monday through Friday at (408) 223-4500.