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.

New - Titan Online Payments

The online meal payments through the Titan Family Portal, family.titank12.com, are now available. The maximum payment amount is $500 and a processing fee of $2.60 is applied per transaction.

To create an account, you will need your child’s student ID, first & last name, date of birth, school name, and card information. Our district is listed as Mesa Unified School District.

Former Superintendent Hoffman Invests $6.75 Million for School Meals

The former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced that the Arizona Department of Education will allocate $6.75 million in pandemic relief funds to waive fees for students qualifying for reduced-price school meals. Beginning in January 2023, this investment will make school meals free for Arizona students that qualify for reduced-price meals through the end of the 2023-2024 school year. A new meal application will be need to be submitted for the 2023-2024 school year after July 1, 2023, to qualify for this benefit next school year.

2022-2023 School Year Meal Pricing Update

Why School Meals Are Not Free in the 2022-2023 School Year?
The USDA made it possible for school nutrition programs to serve all students free breakfast and lunch through waivers. Congress did not extend these waivers for the upcoming school year, so we will go back to regularly priced breakfast and lunch.

Please be sure to fill out a free or reduced-price meal application, which is currently available on the Meal Applications tab. You can also make online payments to your student's account through the Titan Family Portal.

The following meal pricing will be in effect for the 2022-2023 school year:




Mesa Acad.





MCS Jordan




K-12 Reduced Lunch



Jr. & Sr. High









Sr. High




Mesa Academy















2022-2023 Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Free and reduced meals are available to those families that qualify based on the Federal Eligibility Income Guidelines released by the USDA each school year. Meal applications are available online; paper meal applications are available at school offices, cafeterias and the Food and Nutrition Department offices at 143 S. Alma School Road, Mesa, Arizona 85210. To fill out an online application, please visit: https://www.mpsaz.org/food/meal-applications/

Families are encouraged to submit a school meal application for free or reduced-price meal benefits because this information may be used for other programs, such as Federal and State funding for your school, reduced registration fees for academic tests, free or discounted fees for athletic programs, discounted rates for internet service, and many more.

The application process, online or paper, can take less than 10 minutes to complete. It can take up to 10 business days to process your meal application. 

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

We're Hiring | Child Nutrition Assistant - Food Services/Cafeteria

Join Our Team LogoWe are looking for energetic, caring individuals to join our team of school food service professionals! Starting pay is $16.26 per hour.

Job Perks:

  • Part-time positions available throughout the District
  • Work Monday-Friday with time off when school is not in session
  • Guaranteed hours, with no nights or weekends
  • Complimentary meal every day you work
  • Training provided in all areas of food production, customer service & cash handling

Required Qualifications:

  • Have the ability to perform vigorous physical work & pass an agility test

Apply online at: https://mpsaz.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=18216

Please call (480) 472-0900 if you have questions.

Mesa Public Schools is an equal opportunity provider.


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