Nutrition Services

 

Summer Meals 2022

Find Free Meals for all children under the age of 18 by visiting this website.

The USDA National Hunger Hotline may be reached Monday through Friday between 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 866-3HUNGRY (866-348-6479).  You may also text the word FOOD to 304-304 to find free meal resources near you.

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) 2.0 Update

P-EBT 2.0 Flyer

Where can I get more information?  Who can I call for questions?

  • Please visit https://capandemic-ebt.org/ for more detailed information.
  • Call P-EBT Helpline at (877-328-9677 Monday - Friday from 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • P-EBT is not administered by IUSD.  It is operated by the California Department of Social Services with the California Department of Education.

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES

Nutrition Services health and safety measures include but are not limited to:

  • Students will use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the cafeteria.
  • A limited selection of entrees and a la carte items will be available.  There will be no salad bar this school year.  Everything served will be wrapped or packaged. 
  • Nutrition Services staff will disinfect the high-touch areas between each serving period.
  • Procedures may be modified to meet the unique needs of each site, such as smaller kitchen sizes.
    COMMUNITY RESOURCES

     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

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    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.