Nutrition Services

Welcome to the Irvine Unified School District Nutrition Services web page.  We look forward to providing nutritious meals at breakfast and lunch for our students and staff.  Our menu analysis meets the Healthy School Meal Initiative guidelines for the minimum and maximum percentages of fat, saturated fat, protein, iron, vitamins and calorie requirements for children in grades K - 12.

DAILY GRAB AND GO MEALS

Daily Grab and Go Meals

 

Beginning August 20, IUSD’s Nutrition Services will serve daily grab-and-go meals at all school sites.  Meals will be available for purchase or as part of the free and reduced-price meal program for students who qualify.  Please see meal prices listed below.

  Full Price Reduced Price
Elementary Breakfast $2.00 $0.30
Elementary Lunch $3.25 $0.40
Middle & High School Breakfast $2.00 or $2.75 $0.40
Middle & High School Lunch $3.75 or $4.25 $0.40

Meal Pick-Up information

Families are encouraged to pick up meals at their child’s home school.  However, if siblings attend different schools in the district, they may pick up meals at one of their home schools.  Walk-ups are welcome.

  • Meals at the elementary, K-8 and middle schools will be available from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
  • Meals at the high schools will be available from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 

Families will be asked for their student’s first and last name or student ID to enter in our point of sale system. 

If families are in need of an early morning pick up, meals will be available from 7 – 8 a.m. at Culverdale Elementary School, Jeffrey Trail Middle School and Woodbridge High School.

Return to Regular Operations

During the COVID-19 school closures in spring 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture provided a waiver to school districts throughout the country that allowed IUSD to serve meals to students without requiring a student ID or payment. This waiver is no longer in place for the 2020-21 school year.  Therefore, our regular pricing and purchasing options will resume.  If a student qualifies for free or reduced priced meals, they will be charged accordingly.

Families Forward

If families need food assistance, Families Forward offers a drive-thru food pantry (M-F) 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., located at 8 Thomas Drive in Irvine. The drive-thru stations will provide non-perishable items to families each week. No appointment is necessary. Visit Families Forward for more information.

Families Forward also offers counseling services, housing programs, career services and more. If any family is facing a housing crisis as a result of COVID-19, please click here.

Additional Long-Term Food Assistance and Community Resources

Second Harvest Food Bank – Can help connect families to food resources in general and during the COVID-19 crisis.  211 OC – Is a resource center to link families to a variety of Orange County services, including food, the CalFresh program, housing, military and veteran services, and more.

How You Can Help

If you are able, please consider donating non-perishable items to Families Forward.  These items can be delivered to their drive-thru pantry (M-F) 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Below is a list of most needed items.

  • Cereal
  • Pasta sauce and Dried Pasta
  • Rice (1lb and 2lb bags)
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned chicken and tuna
  • Diapers (sizes 5 and 6)
  • Baby wipes

For mental health and wellness resources, enrichment activities and more, visit iusd.org/COVID19

child with fruits

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.