Meal Applications

We are no longer accepting Free & Reduced applications for SY 20-21.  Please contact Student Services to fill out an alternative form if needed for other benefits.  

Free meals are provided to any child under the age of 18 for the entire school year 20-21.  You do not need to attend a CVUSD school to receive free meals.  

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


MySchoolBucks can tell you everything you want to know! You can set up payments, see your students meal history and set alerts.  Click the icon below for more.


Online Payments: MySchoolBucks
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Welcome to Child Nutrition!

April 12th-May 28th Food Pickup Schedule

Pick up from CVHS from 11:00am-11:30am M-F

Pick up from Creekside and Canyon from 12:30pm-1:00pm M-F 

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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Online Payments

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   ..Click here to make prepayments online anytime!

  Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.


Meal Prices   Full Price  Reduced Price
Elementary Lunch $3.25 $0.40
Elementary Breakfast $1.75 $0.30
Middle School Lunch $3.50 $0.40
Middle School Breakfast $2.00 $0.30
High School Lunch $3.50 $0.40
High School Breakfast $2.50 $0.30
Adult Lunch $4.50 N/A
Adult Breakfast $3.50 N/A


Unpaid Meal Policy to Parents

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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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