Meal Applications


Info on Free Meals and FAQs-CLICK HERE


CLICK HERE for SY 21-22 Meal Application

Free meals will be provided to any CVUSD student for the entire school year 21-22.  Filling out a meal application can provide extra benefits outside of the meal program.  It can also support Castro Valley Unified by simply filling out an application.  Please participate this year and help support CVUSD! 

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**We are currently switching to SchoolCafe.  All information from MySchoolBucks has been transferred to the new system. (info will be accurate starting July 30th, 2021)**  CVHS will sell snacks this year if you would like to keep money on your student's account.  


Wondering what your student's meal balance is? Want an alert when more food money is needed? Curious to know what meals/snacks they've eaten?


School Cafe can tell you everything you would like to know!   


School Cafe! Click HERE


Online Payments: School Cafe
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Welcome to Child Nutrition!

All food service will resume August 2021.  Students will eat breakfast and lunch on campus during designated nutritional breaks.  All meals will be free for CVUSD students.  

Welcome to the Castro Valley Child Nutrition Website. Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand! The  Child Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet their health and nutrition needs.


CVUSD is happy to partner with the Alameda County Food Bank and distribute non-perishable food items from Marshall Elementary School and Castro Valley Elementary School (CVE) every other week.  Click here for specific dates and times.

Alameda County Community Food Bank, in collaboration with Alameda County Nutrition Action Partners (CNAP), has produced “Your Guide to Healthy Food Resources in Alameda County”. It includes quick and easy information re: the Food Bank’s Helpline, CalFresh (food stamps), WIC, Head Start, and of course, School Meals.

Click here to view information on the Alameda County Community Food Bank.


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Please apply for the Free and Reduced meal program.  Although meals are free, you are helping CVUSD by filling out an application.  The above benefits apply if you qualify for the program.   Thank you for the support! 

Apply HERE!


Global -> specialmealaccomodations.jpg...Click here for information on Special Meal Accommodations and to access our required Physician's Special Dietary Request form.



Notice: The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.

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