Breakfast and lunch meals are FREE for all students!

Breakfast meals include: 1 entree, 1% milk, and fresh fruit or a juice box.

Elementary lunch meals include: 1 entree, salad bar, and 1% milk. Nonfat chocolate milk is served on Mondays and Wednesdays. 

Middle School and High School lunch meals include: 1 entree, fresh fruit, side salad, and 1% milk.

A la carte Smart Snack compliant snacks and beverages are available for purchase at the middle and high schools. 

YOU DO NOT NEED TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR CHILD TO RECEIVE FREE MEALS. At elementary schools, your child's teacher will take the school lunch count in the classroom and report it to the school office. The school office reports it to the central kitchen. 


If your elementary school or middle school child requires a vegetarian meal, please use our online vegetarian ordering system. It only takes a few minutes to place your child's order for the week. Click on the link below for each week you want to sign up your child for vegetarian meals. Orders must be placed by Sunday evening before the start of each week. The lists are printed out and given to the central kitchen manager on Monday morning. If you miss the deadline, please call or email Chef Sabina so they can be added to the list. 510-558-2608 or [email protected]. You can also order vegetarian meals for the entire month rather than having to do it by the week, once each month’s vegetarian menu is posted on the website. 

Elementary Vegetarian Ordering - week of 11/1 to 11/5

Elementary Vegetarian Ordering - week of 11/8 to 11/12

Elementary Vegetarian Ordering - week of 11/15 to 11/19

Elementary Vegetarian Ordering - week of 11/22 to 11/26 - NO SCHOOL


Middle School Vegetarian Ordering - week of 10/4 to 10/8

Middle School Vegetarian Ordering - week of 10/11 to 10/15

Middle School Vegetarian Ordering - week of 10/18 to 10/22

Middle School Vegetarian Ordering - week of 10/25 to 10/29

Going Green


While we’re getting back in the swing of things, we’re sure the school year continues to look and feel a bit different from years past for your family. To be honest, it’s looking and feeling a bit different in the school cafeteria, too. You may have noticed some last-minute changes to our breakfast and lunch menus. Our school nutrition program is currently experiencing supply chain issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many industries, food manufacturers and distributors are struggling with labor shortages to produce and transport food. As a result, we are having trouble receiving ingredients from our food suppliers. This is a nationwide problem, but we are working on strategies to minimize the impact on our students. We are working closely with our distributors and manufacturers to secure both the food and supply items needed to support our school nutrition program. While we intend to serve the posted menu each day at every school, it may not be possible until supply chain issues are resolved. We will always attempt to substitute the scheduled menu item with another that is as similar as possible to the extent we are able to do so. We apologize to students who are experiencing last-minute menu changes. As we navigate this challenging time, we appreciate your patience and understanding. Our school nutrition team is committed to provide wholesome meals to your child each day. Thank you for your continued support!

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals.

We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

In Albany Unified we Strive to use as little processed foods as possible. All food 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 2% reduced fat white milk. For questions or concerns regarding food service please contact 558-2608. 

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