Welcome to Food and Nutrition

Meals for Students

  • Comidas Para Estudiantes

    With the end of the USDA Universal Meal Program, AFUHSD will return to the Meal Benefit Program (Free & Reduced Meals) starting in the 2022-2023 school year. With the Meal Benefit Program, students will be responsible for purchasing their breakfast and lunch meals. Students may qualify for free or reduced meals.

    2022-23 School Year Meal Pricing:

    • Breakfast = $2.00/day
    • Reduced Breakfast = $0.00/day 
    • Lunch = $3.25/day
    • Reduced Lunch = $0.40/day

How to apply for free or reduced breakfast and lunch

  • Students may qualify for free or reduced breakfast and lunch. Families are encouraged to complete and submit a Meal Benefit Application for 2022-23 school year AFTER July 1st, 2022.  You can apply online or you can download a paper application and return it to your student’s cafeteria. A new application is required each school year. 

    Click here to submit a Meal Benefit Application for the 2021-22 school year

    Click here to submit a Meal Benefit Application for the 2022-23 school year (Available July 1, 2022)

It's More Than a Meal Application

  • We encourage ALL AFUHSD families to complete a Meal Benefits Application. The information collected on the applications for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) can do more than just provide free and reduced-price meals.

    Families who qualify for free/reduced school meals may also qualify for: 

    • Discounted rates on phone service.
    • Maintain funding for student programs and services.
    • Reduced registration fees for AP, SAT and/or ACT tests.
    • Discounted fees to participate in most sports.
    • Discounted rates on fees associated with applying for college.
    • Eligible for discounted rates on internet services.

    If you have any questions regarding the Meal Benefit Application or school meal service, please email Food Service Department at foodservices@aguafria.org or call 623.932.7000.

Find Meals For Kids When Schools Are Closed

  • To ensure that children who rely on free or reduced-price meals at school are able to get the nutrition they need, USDA is working with states to continue providing meals to students.

    Also, the USDA National Hunger Hotline remains a helpful resource for people seeking food assistance. The hotline, operated by Hunger Free America, can be reached Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish).

    Summer Meals Site Finder

Food Services Staff

  • Barbara Duncan
    Food Services Director

    Maria Machain
    Administrative Assistant

    Aida Maciel
    Agua Fria Site Manager
    623-932-7300 ext. 1132 

    Sommer Hegedus
    Millennium Site Manager
    623-932-7200 ext. 2031

    Doreen Ortega
    Desert Edge Site Manager
    623-932-7500 ext. 3025

    Cherie Nolan
    Canyon View Site Manager
    623-932-7400 ext. 5161

    Lynda Bustamantez
     Verrado Site Manager
    623-932-7400 ext. 4132

  • This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.