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Free & Reduced Lunch

During this time of COVID, it is not necessary for you to complete a Free and Reduced meal application. 

However, NVUSD funding depends on income information from our district families.  Please click here to fill out an alternative income form.  If your household qualifies, you may receive benefits like discounts on cable and computer equipment or a SAT fee waiver to name a few.  Information is always kept confidential.

Center for Ecoliteracy


Innovation Award:
Fresh and Sustainable Kitchens


3 bulk milk dispensers
Straus Family Creamery

Whole Kids

Get Schools Cooking Grant

Staff Professional Development/training


Paid lunch balances for NVLA
Bank of Napa, now Bank of Marin

materra Paid lunch balances for El Centro
Materra Winery



Heart of Napa
Volunteer of the Year Award

salad bars to schools 10 full salad bars
Chef Ann Foundation and
Whole Kids Foundation
Extra Credit Raley’s Extra Credit Grant
ca dept of education

Breakfast Expansion Grant

Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Grants (4)

share our strength Share our Strength Grant
napa valley education foundation Proceeds from
Napa Valley
Race for Education


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 online, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

In-Person Meal Pick-up

All middle school and high schools are now offering food to PM students on the way into campus (except New Tech HS where food will be  handed out at dismissal). PM students can come to campus a few minutes early to grab a lunch to eat on the way to class. AM students will continue to be offered food at their dismissal time.  

All elementary schools receive to-go food at each dismissal (AM and PM). 

All food bags contain both breakfast and lunch.

Curbside Meal Pick-up for Distance Learners


For those students in distance learning, we continue to offer pick-up meals from the following locations and times:

  • Napa High and American Canyon - Monday's 6:30 am - 8:00 am and 4:30pm - 6:00 pm

  • Snow and Phillips Elementary - Monday's 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Napa’s Operative for School food Health (NOSH) is proud to offer healthy foods with the highest quality ingredients.

Every student attending a school in the district may register for meals, and many of our families qualify for free or reduced-price meals. NOSH ensures everyone gets the same nutritious lunch options -- and it’s less lunch packing for busy families during these uncertain times.

NVUSD is committed to providing healthy foods with the highest quality ingredients to the students in our district. students at salad bar

We have implemented a clean-label initiative, in partnership with the Life Time Foundation, which helps schools remove what it calls the Harmful 7 from student breakfast and lunch menus:

  • Trans Fats and Hydrogenated Oils
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Hormones and Antibiotics in Animal Production
  • Added and Artificial Sweeteners
  • Artificial Colors and Flavors
  • Artificial Preservatives
  • Bleached Flour

Our team of dedicated food service professionals supports student academic success and promotes healthful eating habits that lead to lifelong positive nutrition practices.

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Does Your Student Attend a CEP School?

All students at Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools automatically qualify for free breakfast and lunch daily. Families at these schools do not have to submit the Free & Reduced Meal application.

The following are CEP schools:

Harvest, McPherson, Phillips, Shearer, Silverado, Snow and Valley Oak

Food Service Office

Central Kitchen
1360 Menlo Ave.
Napa, CA 94558

FAX 707-253-3948

Kristen Tekell

Rosie Mendoza
Administrative Secretary

Joa Rhorer
Account Technician