Nutrition Services Meal Information for Distance Learning 2020

Update: Meal pick-up procedure for hybrid learning

  • Notice to Parents: Meal pick-up procedure for hybrid learning

    When hybrid learning begins on March 22, your student(s) will need new validation forms specific to their curbside meal pickup. New forms are yellow, blue, and orange.

    Find your school's curbside pick-up time here

    In order to receive one of the colored validation forms below you must: (1) bring all your children or (2) bring the old green validation form or (3) bring the emailed “Meal Pick-Up Procedure for Hybrid Learning” letter.

    Yellow Form- for Cohort A students ONLY and must be used when picking up meals on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  On Mondays and Tuesdays, your child will receive meals when leaving school.

    Blue Form - for Cohort B students ONLY and must be used when picking up meals on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. On Thursdays and Fridays, your child will receive meals when leaving school.

    Orange Form - for Cohort C students and non-enrolled children ONLY and must be used when picking up meals daily.

    • Based on the cohorts that children are in, a family may have more than one color validation form(s).
    • Once we validate and give you the applicable form(s), you must show the form(s) every time you come to receive meals.
    • Nutrition Services will only provide meals to the pre-validated number of children.
    • If lost, or should the cohort or number of children change, a new validation form(s) will be required.



UPDATE: Changes to curbside meal services

  • Flier available in Spanish * Russian * Ukrainian * Arabic * Farsi (Dari)

    Effective Jan. 5, Nutrition Services will be changing curbside meal service at each of our locations. The exciting news is that on Fridays, all curbside meals will include meals for Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

    There will also be a change in serving times. Some sites will continue to serve meals twice daily, and some sites will be shifting to midday service only.  Please see the attached flyer to check out meal service at the school site nearest you.

    You can also visit the Nutrition Services website for current information.

UPDATE: Meal distribution dates for the holiday week

UPDATE: USDA extends free meals for children 18 and under

  • This page is available in Arabic, Ukrainian, Farsi (Dari), Russian

    Translations for Spanish will be updated once available.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued updated guidance that meals can be provided at no cost to all children 0-18 years old. Beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020, one breakfast and one lunch per child, packaged together, will be handed out curbside to all children 0-18 years from 44 school sites. Non-meat options will be available to families upon request.


    Days- Monday through Friday, excluding holidays and non-instruction days

    Pick Up times: all sites between 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.


    If you cannot pick up in the morning, the following options will be available:

    • Elementary schools: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Middle Schools and Meraki High School: 12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Bella Vista, El Camino, Mira Loma, Rio Americano: 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
    • Encina and San Juan: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    • Casa Roble: 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.


    Locations: See below for a full list of school sites that are serving.


    Update! Validation

    To allow adults or others to pick-up meals for students without them being present and help us meet state program requirements, each family will be issued a new green validation form by our curbside Nutrition Services staff that authorizes the pickup of a specific number of meals. The new green form will be needed each time meals are picked up.  


    There are two ways in which a family may obtain the new validation form:


    1. Bring the validation letter that was issued to you by Nutrition Services in August and a new green validation form will be issued to you based on the number of students listed on the old letter.


    1. On the first day of meal pickup, bring with you the letter, if you have one, and any other children for whom you will be picking up meals.  A green validation form will be issued to you based on that number of children. After the first day, children need not be present for pickup.


    If you lose your new green validation form, you will need to bring all children again in order to be issued a new form.


    Meal Applications for 2020-2021

    Households with school-aged children enrolled in SJUSD are strongly encouraged to apply for free and reduced-price meals for the 2020/2021 school year.

    Apply online at or pick up a meal application at one of the school sites that are serving meals curbside.  If qualified, additional benefits are available.

    Questions? Call San Juan Nutrition Services at 916-971-7026 or email