Brentwood Union School District Food Services is proud to be part of the
California Thursdays Network.
California Thursdays is a collaboration of school districts, to serve healthy School Meals featuring California-grown foods. The California Thursdays Network includes 58 school districts serving 283 million meals a year to 1.75 million students.
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Welcome to Food & Nutrition Services
School Meals are FREE for 21-22 School Year to all Students!
Welcome Letter with further Information in English & Spanish
Free and Reduce Meal Applications are NOT required for the 2021-2022 School Year. However, it is incredibly important that familiesstill submit a Education Benefits Form to ensure ongoing state and federal funding that support the learning of low income students.
Are your students in the BUSD Independent Study Program? Interested in picking up free grab n go meals? Click here to sign up.
8th graders cafeteria balance will not transfer to high school. If you have not done so yet Please complete our form to request a refund or transfer to a sibling or donate it to our "Hungry Tummies" Account for students in need. click here
The Food & 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 the health and nutrition needs of students.
Download the School Nutrition & Fitness Digital Menu Mobile App “Web Menus by isite”
Our goal is to provide quality and nutritious food to our students everyday and promote the health of students today and in the future. We currently serve 800,000 meals per school year serving approximately 1,200 breakfasts and 3,300 lunches daily. We strive to provide all Brentwood Union School District students with nutritious choices, professional service, a safe and sanitary environment and an overall enjoyable dining experience.
What's New in Food & Nutrition Services
- This year we received at State grant to add 'build your own salad bars' to all Middle Schools to provide local fresh produce that will compliment daily entree choices. Coming Soon!
- Share Carts at all School Sites to help reduce plate waste and hunger. Students are given the opportunity to place unopened items on share cart for other students to take at their own will.
- Food Rescue Collaboration: Instead of unsold items ending up in the landfill, we are collaborating with White Pony Express Food Rescue Organization to Rescue our daily unused, cooked items. These items are in turn provided to those in need in Contra Costa County including School Food Pantries at several highly impoverished Antioch USD schools.
- New Menu Items: Including No Antibiotic Ever Chicken, Nitrate Free All Beef Hot Dogs, more clean label products with no High Fructose Corn Syrup, Soy protein & other additives & more plant based options.
Did you know? We have...
- Salad Bars at all Elementary schools
- Fresh Salads made daily at Middle Schools.
- A Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program offering free produce to all Elementary students during recess
- "2nd chance" Breakfast served at all elementary schools during morning recess
- Meal Benefit Program - daily breakfast and lunch at no charge (must apply)
- A Seamless Summer Lunch Program - free meal to all community members ages 1-18 during summertime. We serve at Veteran's Park & Village Community Resource Center
- California Food for California Kids Program featuring local CA grown products on Thursday's and beyond!
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.
Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication
Additional Resources: Helping Families..
- FoodFinder: FoodFinder is a nonprofit organization that helps food insecure families access free food year-round. Their safe, secure and award-winning mobile and web app shows food insecure families when, where, and how to get help from free food programs like food pantries nearby.
- CalFresh / CalWORKs
- Medi-Cal/Health Care
- C.C. County Food Bank
- Brentwood Community Chest
- East Contra Costa County Resource Guide
- Guide to Eating Healthy on an Affordable Budget -https://www.moneygeek.com/financial-planning/supporting-healthy-eating-on-a-budget/
Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication
Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.