Peoria Unified School District – Food and Nutrition Return to School Meals

  • Important Announcement:


    USDA announced that they are extending the free meal program that was in effect during the summer. Due to this change, we will now be offering free breakfast and lunch to all children 18 and under beginning September 10th. Meals will be available at the regular meal times for students who are returning to school. We will be offering curbside pick up during and after school for our virtual students. A list of mealtimes and locations can be found by clicking the link below. USDA has the right to discontinue this program at any time.  


     Free Meal Curbside Locations



Breakfast & Lunch Prices

  • (Not applicable at this time)



    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
    Email Sandra


    Meghan Panepento

    Assistant Director

    Email Meghan


    Callie Desoto

    Buyer & Nutrition Operations Manager

    Email Callie


    Maddie Ellis

    Elementary School Coordinator

    Email Maddie


    Alysha Groghan

    High School Nutrition Coordinator

    Email Alysha


    Whitney Salgado

    Catering and Training Supervisor

    Email Whitney


    Missy Ingram
    Food & Nutrition Secretary
    Email Missy