Thursday, August 17, 2017

Save time and money: School meals are the healthy, easy choice!

Did you know SFUSD offers fresh, healthy meals at all our school campuses? Each meal is prepared on a daily basis and uses quality ingredients that you can feel good about eating. Our meal vendor provides new, kid-tested options each month, and at most middle and high schools, SFUSD prepares delicious meals daily, right on the school campus. We have incorporated new and exciting student-designed recipes this year like a turkey pesto sandwich - yum! We'd love your help encouraging students and staff to try out our new meal options this year. Check every month for our daily menus.

How does the program work?

I'm glad you asked! At about half of our schools, all children eat for free thanks to a program called the Community Eligibility Provision. If your school is on the list, you don’t need to do anything to participate. Just show up and enjoy.

If your school is not on the list, you can apply to participate in the program by using our Multipurpose Family Income Form. Only one form per family is necessary. You can apply online or pick up a paper form in the office of your student's school. We will notify you within 5-7 days whether or not your student qualifies for free meals. If they do not qualify for free meals, they are still more than welcomed to join us daily for breakfast, lunch and (at some schools) supper. Set up an account that your student can charge their meals to at:


Please fill out a Multipurpose Family Income Form regardless of your family's income status! Filling out this form comes with a ton of benefits for your family, your school, and your community. Benefits include:

  • More federal and state dollars for schools
  • Expansion of afterschool and summer meal programs
  • Scholarships for afterschool programs
  • Higher reimbursements prompted by the data will allow Student Nutrition Services to do more for our students


Thank you, and don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions or concerns. Student Nutrition Services can be reached at: schoollunch@sfusd.edu.

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