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Resources for food:

Berkeley Food Pantry

Alameda County Community Food Bank

Food Banks of Contra Costa and Solano Counties



2020-21 School Year Information:


We are pleased to announce that the USDA has issued another waiver that allows us to provide supper and snack in addition to the breakfast and lunch we are currently serving. All meals will continue to be FREE until the end of the 2020-2021 school year to all children 18 and under, regardless of enrollment in the district or eligibility for free or reduced price meals. This is great news! These waivers help to ensure meals are reaching all children across the country during hybrid or remote learning, supporting students in their new and ever-changing school environments. 

Grab and go meals are available for pick up 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.

Additionally, we offer Firebrand Artisan Breads day-old bread and pastries and day-old bagels from Boichik Bagels 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. 

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

You do not need a barcode

Social distancing measures are in effect.

Face coverings are required.

Children do not need to 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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