Breakfast & Lunch

Child Nutrition Services is proud to announce free breakfast and lunch will be available to all students attending summer school. We are dedicated to serving our community and hope your student joins us! It not only saves you time grocery shopping and meal prepping but it also helps support your school and community with job opportunities and funding that goes back to your school district.

Through California’s Universal Meals program, ALL students attending Evergreen School District’s summer school program may receive their breakfast and lunch at no cost, regardless of their income or current eligibility for the meal program. No further action is needed on your part to take part in free meals for students this summer.

Summer Meals Program Details

Meals will be served Tuesdays - Fridays, June 13 through July 14, 2023. (No School Tuesday July 4, 2023)

  • Breakfast: Tuesday – Friday, 8 – 8:25 a.m.
  • Lunch: Tuesday – Friday, 10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

School meals are healthy and follow USDA nutrition guidelines. Breakfast and lunch will include a choice of entrée (one meatless option daily), fresh and/or canned fruit, fresh and/or frozen veggies (at lunch), 100% fruit juice, milk and whole grain snacks. Students must take at least three components or food items, including a ½-cup fruit or vegetable serving for it to be free. Learn more information about our meals and menus.

Participation in the meals program is optional. To participate, your student will need to arrive before school for breakfast. For lunch, your student will be asked each morning if they would like a meal provided. During both meal services, they will make their menu choices and the transaction will be recorded on a roster system. If you have any questions regarding this letter, meal eligibility, or the summer meal program, please contact Child Nutrition Services at 408-223-4500.

To find more summer meal sites in your community, including those that are open to all children under 18 years old, please visit No Hungry Kid Free Meals or text FOOD to 304-304.

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 this summer. You do not have to provide proof of income, residency, or citizenship. Students just have to show up!

Do meals have to be eaten on-site? Yes, due to federal regulations, all meals must be consumed on-site. At this time, the waiver for non-congregate meals will not be allowable for summer programs except for rural sites.

I don’t qualify for free meals because my income is too high. Does my student still get free meals? Yes, if your student is attending Evergreen’s summer school program, then they are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch that meets the meal pattern requirements of the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs. Commencing school year 2022-23, Education Code (EC) 49501.5 requires California public schools to provide two meals free of charge (breakfast and lunch) during each school day to students requesting a meal, regardless of their free or reduced-price meal eligibility.

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.

Can anyone 18 and under receive free meals? No. The sites participating in Evergreen School District are “closed enrolled” and only available to the students attending general summer school. However there may be other locations in your area that are open to the community. Visit No Hungry Kid Free Meals or text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304 to find free summer meals in your area available to anyone 18 and under.

Where can I go for additional help with groceries for my family? Visit or for other food assistance programs. CalFresh provides monthly grocery benefits to purchase food at places you normally shop like grocery stores or farmer’s market. Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) can also provide aid during the summer months when schools are closed. The summer 2023 P-EBT is for the period from June through August 2023, and has a set benefit amount of $120. The CDSS will begin mailing Summer P-EBT cards July 16, 2023 through August 30, 2023. These cards will be distinguishable as a P-EBT 4.0 card. The CDSS will send communications about the Summer 2023 P-EBT benefits to eligible households. Find out more about summer P-EBT.

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. It is an offer vs. serve operation and students will make their personal meal selections. A typical breakfast, for example, could include a whole grain muffin, milk, a fresh peach and 100% fruit juice. Lunch could include a turkey sandwich on wheat bread, milk, an apple, and a salad. Learn more about Child Nutrition Services. Summer menus will be posted here when available.

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

Feeding the Future Child Nutrition Services

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