Welcome to Food and Nutrition Services!
Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.
Taxpayer funds have been made available by the USDA to provide free nutrition and lunch meals to Burbank Unified School District enrolled students and Burbank Resident children 18 years old and under who have been severely financially impacted because of the current health crisis through the 2020-2021 school year.
BUSD FOOD SERVICES
DISTANCE LEARNING MEAL DISTRIBUTION PLAN
*Subject to change - Pick up hours between 8:30am – 12:30pm – look for Black & White Food Distribution Signs
Disney – Back door of kitchen at gate located on Clark (Current Cone Zone drop spot)
Luther – Down the driveway next to the administration building
Will Food be available for my student/s?
Yes, every Friday each school will have a drive through/walk-up distribution pick-up opportunity where families will receive 5 days’ worth of nutrition and lunch meals for their student/s. Distribution times will be from 8:30am – 12:30pm. Distribution is every Friday, subject to change during holidays.
Do I have to pay for the food?
Families who qualify for Free benefits will not have to pay for these meals. Families who qualify for Reduced benefits will pay .30 cents for each nutrition meal and .40 cents for each lunch meal. Families who do not qualify for benefits will need to pay full price for each meal. Elementary is $2.25 for each nutrition meal and $3.50 for each lunch meal. Middle and High School is $2.50 for each nutrition meal and $3.75 for each lunch meal.
There is No Charge for meals at this time.
Can I just get one or two days’ worth of food?
Not at this time. This type of service is bulk distribution.
I have 3 students who all attend different schools. Can I pick up all three meals kits from just one school site?
Not at this time. Meals must be picked up from the school site the student attends.
I work on Friday’s and can’t pick up the meals. What should I do?
Families can send another person to pick up meals if they cannot pick up meals during the distribution pick up time. Students do not need to be present to collect their meals on the distribution day.
Where do I go to pick up the food at the school?
Each school will be communicating to the families where the distribution location will be. If you miss this communication then look for a black and white sign that says Food Distribution and lime green parking cones.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
SECONDARY SCHOOLS NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
National School Meal Programs:
The Burbank Unified School District takes part in the
The National School Meal Programs dictate that all of our children must be offered a complete meal through the Food Service Department which meets the nutritional guidelines of the USDA.
A complete Nutrition (Breakfast) meal consists of 1 entree item of grain, 1 meat or meat alternative may be offered, 1/2 cup fruit or 4 oz juice, and 1 milk. A student must take at least 3 different food items out of the 4 food items offered but may take all 4. At least 1 food item must be fruit or juice.
A complete Lunch meal consists of 1 entree item of meat or meat alternative and grain, 1 milk, 1/2 cup fruit or 4 oz juice, and 1/2 cup vegetable. A student must take at least 3 food components out of the 5 food items offered but may take all 5. At least 1 component must be fruit or vegetable.
A choice of 2 or more fruits, juice, and vegetables are offered daily as well as Fat-Free and 1% Low Fat milk.
Individual food items that are nutritionally compliant are available on an "a la carte" basis. Snack items, such as milk, bottled water, pizza slice, and cookies may be available for individual purchase in the cafeteria but do not qualify for inclusion in the National School Meal Programs.
We are committed to serving safe, nutritious, and quality meals in our effort to support the academic growth and success of our students.
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.