Welcome to Food & Nutrition

As our Mission Statement states, the Food & Nutrition Department is dedicated to supporting the educational process by providing nutritious, affordable meals to students. We strive to  provide students with access to a wide assortment of foods that are both appealing and nutritious. Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at our schools are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans.


Now through winter break, the district is able to provide FREE meals for all children 18 and under through a recently approved extension of the USDA summer food service program.


Modified in-person learners will eat meals on site during their in-person days. Students may preorder to-go meals for their remote learning days to pick up before leaving campus.


Full-time remote learners (and ANY child under 18) can pick up meals from 7 to 8 a.m. at participating junior high schools or 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. at participating district high schools on Mondays and Wednesdays. Students will receive two meals on Mondays and three meals on Wednesdays. Students do not need to be present.

Participating junior high meal locations starting Monday, Sept. 14: Carson, Fremont, Kino, Mesa Education Center, Poston, Rhodes, Shepherd, Smith, Summit Academy, Stapley and Taylor. Meals are served 7-8 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Participating high school meal locations starting Monday, Sept. 14: Dobson, Mesa, Mountain View, Red Mountain, Skyline and Westwood. Meals are served 6:45-7:45 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Find locations on our district map. Select Junior High or Senior High to view all schools.

2020-2021 Free and Reduced Meal Applications Now Available

Free and reduced meals are available to those families that qualify, based on income and family size.  Applications are available online, at school offices,  cafeterias and at the Food and Nutrition Department offices at 143 S. Alma School Road, Mesa, Arizona  85210.  

The online application process can take less than 3 minutes and approval can take place in just a few hours compared with a paper application which can take up to 10 days to process.

**It is not necessary to fill out a paper application if you have completed the online process.