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Curbside Meal Pickup Update - 9/2/2020

UPDATE!  USDA extends free meals for children 18 and under

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 7:00 - 8:30am 

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

  • Elementary schools: 11:00 am - 12:00 noon
  • Middle Schools and Meraki High School: 12:15 – 1:00pm
  • Bella Vista, El Camino, Mira Loma, Rio Americano: 12:15 - 1:15pm
  • Encina and San Juan: 12:30 - 1:30pm
  • Casa Roble: 11:20 am – 12:20 pm 

Locations: Visit for a full list of Elementary and Middle school serving sites. 

Update! Validation

Beginning September 8, bring your students’ current Validation letter, along with any additional children who will be picking up meals.  The NS staff will take the current Validation letter, add any additional children who are present with you, and give you a new green Validation Form with the number of meals allowed in the future. The new Validation form must be shown every time you come to receive meals. Nutrition Services will only provide meals to a pre-validated number of children. If lost or if the number changes, a new Validation form will be required and the children will have to be present.

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