2020-2021 Resources » Student Grab & Go Meals

Student Grab & Go Meals


Q: How does my child get food if they are on campus for hybrid?

A: They will receive a hot lunch and breakfast on their way out of campus!  Whether your student is part of the AM/PM Elementary group, or the A/B Secondary model, each student is able to pick up a meal as they exit campus for the day.  These meals are free and optional.  


Q: What if my student is part of the PM cohort but I want them to eat beforehand?

A: You have two options!  You can pick up at CVHS/Creekside so your child can eat before being dropped off for PM class. OR your child can pick up their meals on the way out of their PM class and you can save it for the following day.  


Q: What do I do on Fridays when my Elementary student does not have school?

A:  You can still pick up from your student’s Elementary school on Fridays.  They will have a pick up time from 1:00pm-1:30pm so you can stay within your community. 


Q: What do I do on days when my Secondary student does not have school?

A: You can still pick up from any Elementary school or Secondary school Monday-Friday.  More info on specific times will be provided during Spring Break when secondaries schedules are finalized.  


Q: What do I do if my family is deciding to stay virtual?

A: You are able to pick up meals from ANY site during their pick up windows.  Right now, that is CVHS and Creekside M-F from 11:00am-12:30pm and Elementary's provide pick up from 1:00pm-1:30pm. 


Q: Does my child need to attend a school in CVUSD?

A: No, as long as your child is under the age of 18 we can provide breakfast and 

lunch to that child.  These are universal free meals for children in the community.   

Q: Do children need to be present to pick up meals? 

A: No, but someone representing the family must be present and let us know who they’re picking up meals for.

Q: Will you provide meals on weekends/holidays?

A:  No, we will only have food service on district scheduled school days.  

This will be reflected on the online menus for days we will not have service 

(for example, we will not have food service on Labor Day).  

Q: If I do not have access to a car at this time, can I walk-thru instead? 

A: Yes, we currently offer walk-thru service. 

Q: What PPE is required while picking up food?

A: We require everyone to wear a face covering while picking up food.  

All food service staff also wear face coverings to protect the public.  

Q: Will my child be charged?

A: No, the USDA passed a new waiver that became active on September 1, 2020.   

This allows school districts to serve any child in the community at no cost to the family. 

Q: How long will meals be universally free?

A: This new waiver is valid through June 30, 2021.

Families are still encouraged to apply for the Free & Reduced Program for additional benefits: 

Apply for the Free & Reduced Program