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Grab and go meal pickup continues through the summer 2021! 

Through the summer months, the federal government is allowing us to provide FREE breakfast and lunch to all children 18 years old or younger, regardless of income levels. Our summer food service program runs from Monday, June 14 to Friday, August 13. Picking up meals is easy and convenient. We distribute grab and go meals on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Albany High School multipurpose room, 603 Key Route Blvd. from 11:30 to 1:30. Multiple meals will be served on those days to provide food for 7 days a week. Simply tell us how many children under 18 are in your household and we'll provide the appropriate number of meals. 

Beginning Friday, June 18th at Albany Middle School, FREE grab and go meals (breakfast and lunch) will be available to morning session summer school students at the time of dismissal. Free lunch will be available to students staying on campus for the afternoon session, and grab and go breakfast meals will be available for those students to take and eat at home before coming to school in the following days. The Albany Middle School grab and go meal distribution will end on the last day of summer school, Friday, July 16th.

We highly encourage you to visit only one distribution site, as duplicate meals are not allowed.  This helps us ensure there are enough meals for all children. Thank you for your cooperation.

The high school and middle school locations will both be closed on Monday, July 5 for the Independence Day holiday. 

At our Albany High School location we will continue to offer families La Farine and Firebrand Artisan Breads day-old bread and pastries brought to us by The Daily Bread Project, while supplies last. On Fridays, we offer grocery bags with a variety of shelf-stable food items provided by the Alameda County Food Bank, while supplies last. We will continue with our free, fresh, choose-your-self produce food bank provided by Berkeley Food Network from 11:30 to 12:30 on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. (June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, and August 13)

Free school meals can help you stretch your own household food budget, save time, and provide your child with sound nutrition and a sense of normalcy in these unsettling times. The USDA reimburses us for each meal, so the more meals we provide, the better off our district will be this year and next, so please help us stay financially healthy this year and next by picking up school meals each week.

Anyone looking for a summer job or a volunteer opportunity? The AUSD School Food Project can use your help! Days and hours can be flexible. Sign up here for volunteer opportunities. 

For summer jobs or any other questions, please contact Executive Chef Sabina Feinberg at 510-558-2608 or [email protected]


Grab-and-go meals may not be eaten on campus. 

You do not need a barcode or identification

Social distancing measures are in effect.

Face coverings are required.

Children do not need to be enrolled in the district, nor be present to pick up food


If you have any questions, please contact Sabina Feinberg, Executive Chef at 510-558-2608.




Resources for food:

Berkeley Food Pantry

Alameda County Community Food Bank

Food Banks of Contra Costa and Solano Counties


Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.
The 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.

General Food Information: In Albany Unified we strive to use as little processed foods as possible. All foods we sell are free of corn syrup and food colorings. We serve brown rice, whole grain pasta, whole grain breads and whole grain pizza crust. We use local and organic produce whenever possible. Our milk is hormone free and we serve 1% and Non-fat white milk. We serve chocolate milk two days a week at the elementary and middle schools. The price of school meals are $4.00 for elementary and $4.25 for secondary. Breakfast is $2.00.

Free and Reduced Lunch Information: We are encouraging every eligible family to complete an application for free/reduced price school meals. Even if your student does not intend to take advantage of the lunch program, every qualified application is counted towards bringing significant federal and state funding to our schools! Click here to go to our meal applications page. 






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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

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