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Food and Nutrition Services




USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Nondiscrimination Statement





Meals are available for ALL children 18 years & younger at NO COST!

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All students, regardless of their family's income or school of attendance, have the option to eat school meals free of charge. This means families do not need to complete a meal application this year. 

For the 2021-22 school year, students have access to 17 nutritious meals per week -- breakfast, lunch and supper Monday-Friday, plus lunch for the two weekend days.

Lunch is served on-campus, while breakfast, supper and weekend meals are provided in take-home meal bags. Check out What's In My Take-Home Meal Bag?
*Some exceptions may apply in take-home meal bag items for schools offering nutrition break on-campus and for students participating in PrimeTime or 21st Century.

Students do not need to use PIN numbers to receive their meals. Each student may receive only one lunch and one take-home meal bag. All meals will be consumed outdoors.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. For more information visit https://www.fns.usda.gov/usda-nondiscrimination-statement.

Extra Grocery Items

Extra grocery items are available on Tuesdays at the O'Farrell Charter meal distribution. Please note that these extra grocery items are limited, so families are encouraged to arrive during the early portion of the food distribution window. If you are in need of additional food assistance for your family beyond the student meals for your children, please visit feedingsandiego.org/findfood/

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CalFresh, also known as the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is a program for low-income families and individuals that meet certain income guidelines. CalFresh benefits are accessed by using an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card, similar to a debit card. For more information visit: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/content/sdc/hhsa/programs/ssp/food_stamps.html



Food & Nutrition Services is hiring Food Service Workers 

No prior experience needed, we will provide training. Position starts as part-time hourly with opportunity for job growth. Plus, team members can have one free meal each shift.

Minimum Qualifications: Read, write and understand English | Obtain a CA Food Handler's Card | Current TB test | Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. | Fingerprinted through school district 

Our Hiring and Training Specialist will help you meet all of the qualifications. Call 858-627-7336 or email [email protected] to apply.

After School Enrichment

We've got you covered with after school supper meals in your take-home meal bags. Now you can supplement that with free, fun activities for your child(ren). 



More to Know

San Diego Unified Food & Nutrition Services is committed to providing high quality, healthy and tasty meals for our students. 

Our school meals provide a well-balanced diet of healthy proteins, whole grains, a variety of dairy, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

We believe in serving California Food for California Kids, and source from local farmers and producers as much as possible. 

We offer nutrition education and assistance with school gardens. 

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