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National School Lunch Program

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) sponsors the National School Lunch Program.  Through this program, students that meet certain criteria may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Free and reduced-price meal applications are available in the school offices, cafeterias, the Food Services Office and here online by clicking the link below. All district schools participate in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs.  District menus are analyzed using computer software to ensure that nutrient standards established by the USDA are met.

    • CGESD Nutrition Services Provides Breakfast and Lunch every day for FREE to all students at Casa Grande Middle School and Cottonwood, Evergreen, Palo Verde, Saguaro, Cholla, and Mesquite Elementary Schools.

      Here are some fast facts about our nutrition services team.

      • Operates at nine elementary schools and three middle schools
      • Offers breakfast and lunch meals free of charge during the summer months at various sites
      • Serves an average of 5,000+ meals per day
      • Serves meals to meet USDA guidelines/provide essential nutrients and less than 30% calories from fat
      • Employs 50+ members from our community. 

Has Your Income Changed?

  • If you're earning at or below current income guidelines. You are encouraged to fill out a meal application. Paper applications are available at your school front office, Nutrition Services office, and the district website.Apply at www.MySchoolApps.com, visit us at www.cgesd.org, or contact Nutrition Services at 520-876-3411.


  • Free language assistance, auxiliary aids, and/or accommodations are available upon request.
    Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Executive Order 13166; 7 CFR 246.8(c
    ); DR 4300-003 6 (c.) and 8 c.(3);  FNS Instruction 113-1, Sections VII and XII;  U.S. Department of Agriculture Guidance to Federal Financial Assistance Regarding the Title VI Prohibition Against National Origin Discrimination Affecting Persons with Limited English Proficiency, 79 Fed. Reg. 70771, (Nov. 28, 2014) (USDA LEP Policy Guidance); and DOJ LEP Guidance.