Summer Meal Service Update

  • Starting May 26, our Food & Nutrition department will still be distributing free meals to students age 18 or younger throughout the summer. Visit one of our school sites or bus routes Monday through Thursday to pick up lunch with breakfast for the next day. View the list of available school, bus, and apartment sites below or text "FOOD" to 877-877 or call 623-487-5185 to find a free food site near you. Thursday distribution will include extra meals for Friday and Saturday. 


    Adults are also welcome to purchase meals. The price for adult breakfast is $1.75 and adult lunches are only $3.00. 


    Good news: You'll be able to better plan your food pickup as a menu is now available for Summer Meal Service. Download the Meal Service Menu . The July Meal Service Menu is also available. 


    Download the list of free meal sites and deliveries



    Please Note: The last day of Summer Meal Service at Apache Elementary will be Tuesday, June 30th. Please check the list below to find another location for food pickup through July 23rd. 




Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Breakfast & Lunch Prices

  • Elementary:

    Breakfast includes a choice of hot entree or breakfast kit, fruit & 100% fruit juice and a choice of white or chocolate milk. Meal price is $1.50, reduced price 30-cents. 


    Lunch includes a choice from 2 hot and 1 cold lunch entrees, fruit & vegetable bar, choice of white, chocolate or strawberry milk.  Meal price is $2.50, reduced price 40-cents. 


    High School:

    Breakfast includes entree, fruit and milk. Meal price is $1.75, reduced price 30-cents. 


    Lunch is a choice of hot or cold entrees, fruit, vegetable and beverage. Meal price is $2.75, reduced price is 40-cents.


    Menu items are subject to change without notification. Alternate items will be provided.


Need Financial Help With Meals?

  • If your household budget is tight, there is help in paying for school meals. Children are eligible to receive low cost or free meals if their household's gross income falls within the limits on the application in the Nutrition Information Packet. Parents can complete and submit the application online at SchoolLunchApp. New applications need to be filled out each school year. Only one application is needed if you have students at multiple schools. 


How To Sign Up For An Online Payment Account

  • Your child does not need to carry lunch money to school with them every day. You can set up an online account that will electronically debit cafeteria meals. MySchoolBucks is a safe, secure, accurate and convenient way to pay for meals. When you set up an account online, you can choose to add payments manually or opt for automatic withdrawls. A $2.49 service fee charged for each transaction. 

    Cash or check made out to 'Peoria Lunch Fund' is always accepted in your student's cafeteria.




    Students are allowed two charges. After the second charge, students are given the alternative meal. A phone call will be made to parents after two charges. All charges are to be paid promptly to the cafeteria. 

    An email is sent weekly with your student's current balance. This is designed to keep the parent current of money needed or if a refund is needed. You may request to be removed from this list at any time. 

Peoria Unified Food & Nutrition Department


    Our Mission


    The Food and Nutrition Department provides for the nutritional well-being of our students through nutrition integrity and quality programs. We support student achievement by providing a variety of nutritious meals and encouraging students to make healthy choices.


    Service Standards


    • Provide courteous quality service
    • Present a professional image
    • Create a positive environment
    • Communicate in a comprehensive and timely manner
    • Respect others
    • Be "assertively friendly"



Student at fresh food bar


  • Sandra Schossow
    Food & Nutrition Director
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    Meghan Panepento

    Assistant Director

    Email Meghan


    Callie Desoto

    Buyer & Nutrition Operations Manager

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    Brooke Clifford

    Elementary School Coordinator

    Email Brooke


    Angela Gomez

    High School Nutrition Coordinator

    Email Angela


    Whitney Salgado

    Catering and Training Supervisor

    Email Whitney


    Missy Ingram
    Food & Nutrition Secretary
    Email Missy