School Year 2023-2024
Free Meals for All!
We are excited to announce that meals will continue to be free during the 2023-2024 school year. The state of California is the first state to pass the Universal Free Meals Program. Adult meals, non-student meals, and additional meals will be $5.00 for lunch and $3.00 for breakfast.
Although meals are free for students in the state of California, school districts are still required to collect meal applications . All households will be asked to fill out the Education and Nutrition Benefit Form (similar to the free/reduced meal application). The information collected from the form is critical for district and state funding. It will help us put money back into the classroom and it will increase the longevity of funding for the Universal Free Meals Program. Your family may also qualify for additional benefits like free afterschool care or internet discounts. Please contact Food Services or your school office for assistance in completing the application. Food Services Office 805-681-1200 ext. 2247.
Students will have two opportunities to get school breakfast this year. A hearty breakfast will be offered, free of charge, before the start of the school day at all schools. If your student did not get a breakfast before school, grab n’ go 2nd chance breakfast will be available at recess. Please note that only 1 breakfast is free.
Food Allergies and Special Diet Requests
If your student has a food allergy or dietary restriction due to medical reasons, please submit a medical statement. Medical Statement Form
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Want to learn more about the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program? Watch this short video from The School Nutrition & Meal Cost Study.
Notice: The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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