Food and Nutrition

Our 2022/2023 Free & Reduced Meal Application is now Available!

We just made it easier for you to fill out your student’s meal application. The process is easy and only takes a few minutes.

Need a paper application? – English / Español – See “How to submit a Paper Application below.

How to Submit a Paper Application?

  1. Download the Application – English / Español
  2. Print and submit pages 1 & 2 to either your child’s school or mail in the application to:
    • Department of Food & Nutrition – Application’s Office
    • 2238 East Ginter Rd
    • Tucson, AZ 85706

PLEASE NOTE: We need only ONE application for all children in your household that attend school in SUSD.

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Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Food & Nutrition Department to ensure that all Sunnyside Unified School District students receive healthy and nutritious meals daily to ensure that all students achieve academic success and contribute positively to a diverse, changing, democratic society.

It is the Vision of the Food & Nutrition department to achieve the highest level of happiness and satisfaction with all students, parents, teachers, administrators, and department employees. This includes the delivery of our goods and services in a way that is healthy and fun for students, well-received by our parents, popular with our teachers, trusted by administrators, and sensitive to our employees.

Department Facts

We served over 3.8 million breakfast, lunch, A la Carte and adult lunches in 2018-2019. Every Sunnyside District school provides a Free and Reduced Meals Program for eligible students. All meals served in our schools meet USDA / ADE criteria for nutritious meals.

Each school also participates in the Roving Chef Program at least once per year. This program highlights hands-on nutrition education by providing cooking classes for students at each elementary and middle school across the district. To find out more about this program visit our Roving Chef page.

Sunnyside offers universal free breakfast at schools listed below:

  • Apollo Middle School
  • Challenger Middle School
  • Craycroft Elementary School
  • Desert View High School – Freshman Academy
  • Drexel Elementary School
  • Elvira Elementary School
  • Esperanza Elementary School
  • Gallego Elementary School
  • Gallego Intermediate School
  • Lauffer Middle School
  • Liberty Elementary School
  • Los Amigos Elementary School
  • Los Ninos Elementary School
  • Mission Manor Elementary School
  • Ocotillo Elementary School
  • Rivera Elementary School
  • Santa Clara Elementary School
  • Sierra 2-8 School
  • Summit View Elementary School
  • Sunnyside High School – Freshman Academy

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: [email protected].

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por: (1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o (3) correo electrónico: [email protected].

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.