Research shows students perform better academically when they are nourished and healthy. In partnership with our food services provider, Sodexo, YCSD ensures students are offered a variety of nutritious school meals in accordance with the USDA School Lunch, Breakfast and Commodity Food programs.
Breakfast and lunch are provided at all schools, with free and reduced-price meals available for families who qualify. Applications for free and reduced-price meals are distributed to parents at the beginning of the school year. Applications can also be found on the division website and are available upon request at any time from any school.
Only approved food and drink items will be sold to students. Students may not leave school grounds during lunch and meals purchased from restaurants should not be delivered to the school during the school day. Menus, nutrition details and other important information can be found on the division website.
*Prices established annually by the School Board.
Households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or children who are homeless, migrant, runaway, or foster children automatically qualify for free meals. Families have the same status as the prior year (up to 30 days after school begins) until a new, completed application is received. Applications are available on the division website and in school offices.
Did you know that applying for the Free and reduced Meals Programs has more benefits that simply food? Filling out the form not only ensures YCSD receives certain federal funding to support students’ education needs, more importantly it allows eligible students to receive waivers or discounts on the following:
Establishing a prepaid account allows students to move quickly the line by reducing cash transactions.
Online Payment System
Funds can be deposited electronically through the online portal, MySchoolBucks. This service also allows parents to monitor balances and set up email alerts when balances are low, view student purchases and place daily or weekly spending limits.
Cash or Check Payments
Parents can also make advanced payments (cash or check) for payments. Please make checks out to the school your child attends. In the memo section, include the child's name and student ID.
The division has adopted a policy and regulation to ensure all students are provided meals regardless of their ability to pay for the meal on a given day. Account balances should be settled in a prompt manner. Automated messages and letters will be sent to families with negative meal account balances.
Families can call 757-898-0468 or contact online for any questions regarding food services.