Nutrition Services During Closure

Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Nutrition Services During Closure

Alisal Union School District

Breakfast and Lunch
Families can drive-thru or walk-up and pick up meals for the children in their family, at a number of school sites. Children must be present in order for meals to be provided. The following schools will provide lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day. Meals will be served between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, in the parking lot or bus lane at each participating school. Please stay in your car or walk-up if you have no means of transportation. The meals will be passed out based on the number of children in the car or who walk up with a parent/guardian.

Schools Offering Meals:

  • Alisal Community
  • Fremont Elementary
  • Frank Paul Elementary
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Academy
  • Dr. Oscar F. Loya Elementary
  • Cesar Chavez Elementary
  • Creekside Elementary
  • Bardin Elementary

The following schools will NOT have meals services at their sites, but students can still pick up food at different locations:

  • Virginia Rocca Barton students can pick meals at Frank Paul Elementary
  • Jesse G. Sanchez students can pick up meals at Martin Luther king Jr. Academy
  • John Steinbeck students can pick up meals at Creekside Elementary
  • Monte Bella Students can pick up meals at Bardin Elementary

Salinas City Elementary School District

Breakfast and Lunch
SCESD will continue to provide a free bagged lunch and breakfast (for the following day) to any child(ren), ages 1 to 18. This includes any siblings, regardless of which school/district they attend. Children must be present. Meals will be served Monday - Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Meals will be served in an easy drive-thru or walk-up system. Meals will begin on Tuesday, March 17th at:

  • Sherwood Elementary, 110 S. Wood St.
  • Kammann Elementary, 521 Rochex Ave.
  • Mission Park Elementary, 403 W. Acacia St.

Starting Wednesday, March 18th, we will be expanding to these additional locations:

  • Boronda Meadows Elementary, 915 Larkin Dr.
  • Natividad Elementary, 1465 Modoc Ave.
  • Lincoln Elementary, 705 California St.
  • El Gabilan Elementary, 1256 Linwood St.
  • Los Padres Elementary, 1130 John St.
  • Roosevelt Elementary, 120 Capitol St.
  • Buena Vista Middle School, 18250 Tara Dr.

Get help buying food while schools are closed.

Cartoon drawing of student handing an apply to father with daughter on his shouldersBecause schools are closed due to COVID-19, children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals can get up to $365 in food benefits in addition to their pick-up meals from school. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT.

  • Families that are directly-certified through school meals through CalFresh, CalWORKS, Medi-Cal or social services do not need to apply for P-EBT. They should be receiving a new P-EBT card in the mail between May 8-22. Schools and counties should be prepared to confirm that the P-EBT card is loaded with funds to purchase food.

  • Families who are eligible for free and reduced-price school meals through a school application or whose students are attending schools where meals are free for all students will likely need to apply for P-EBT online between May 22-June 30.

Deadline to Apply: June 30th, 2020


Ernesto Vela, Ed.D.

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services
Phone: 831.755.1405

Maricela Cruz

Administrative Assistant III
Phone: 831.784.4224

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