Free Meals for Kids During Winter Break

Press release

Sacramento City Unified School District will be offering free meals for all kids during the Winter Break at ten school sites. The meals are paid for with federal funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., starting Wednesday, December 26th through Friday, January 4th. The meals will be served at the following 10 school sites:

  • Elder Creek Elementary
  • Ethel I Baker Elementary
  • Ethel Philips Elementary
  • Fr. K B Kenny Elementary
  • Leataata Floyd Elementary
  • Nicholas Elementary
  • Oak Ridge Elementary
  • Phoenix Park Apartments
  • Rosa Parks Elementary
  • Woodbine Elementary

For meal menus, please visit SCUSD’s Nutrition Services page. During the school year, SCUSD’s Nutrition Services serves more than 45,000 meals a day in school cafeterias throughout the city. Many students eat for free: About two-thirds of SCUSD’s 44,000 students qualify for a free- or reduced-price meal through the federal school lunch program. Free meals are federally funded by the USDA, not SCUSD general funds.

Access to meals throughout the winter break helps ensure kids are healthy and ready to learn when school resumes in January. Children do not need to be enrolled in any programs to receive free meals.