Food Services

  • Providing healthy,well-balanced meals is important to us at Nogales Unified. We understand that bodies need to be fed before minds can be fed. That’s one of the reasons we provide free breakfast and lunch for all our students—a great way to start their day and maintain brain power throughout. Sodexo operates our food service program.

    The key to the success of the program, however, is in receiving meal applications from everyone, even those who would not qualify in previous years due to their household income. The forms are crucial to establishing a baseline through which we can secure future funding. We’ve included the form and detailed information for you at the bottom of this page. Simply fill out the form and bring it in to the school office, and we’ll take care of it from there.

Meal Prices

Summer Feeding Program

  • Non-Congregate Summer Feeding program will be from May 28th-July 26th
    Congregate Summer Feeding program dates depend on each individual site.
    School site summer feeding program dates depend on each individual site. 

    For additional information, please see the Flyer below.

    At Non-Congregate Sites community members may pick up breakfast/lunch meals for multiple days. 
    Parents/legal guardians may pick up the meals. Delivery dates for this type of service are on Tuesdays and Fridays. 

    At Traditional congregate sites community members may pick up lunch meals on a daily basis. 
    At these sites, children must be present and stay on site to consume the meal. 

    Community members may also pick up meals on a daily basis at any school site location during the breakfast or lunch service and children must be present. 

    All meals are free for children ages 18 and under. Additionally, adults may purchase meals at any site. Adult prices are $3 for breakfast and $4.75 for lunch.

    Summer Meals
    Summer Meal Program

Menus and Forms

  • Local Wellness Policy 

    Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

    Children need healthy meals to learn. Nogales Unified School District #1 will be participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. As part of this program, Nogales Unified School District #1 will offer healthy meals every school day at NO COST to the students due to the implementation of the Community Eligibility Program. Students will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a household application. 

    Los niños necesitan comida nutritiva para aprender.  Nogales Unified School District #1 estará participando en el Programa Nacional de Almuerzo Escolar National School Lunch Program y el Programa de Desayuno Escolar School Breakfast Program. Como parte de este programa, Distrito Escolar Unificado de Nogales  #1 ofrecerá comidas saludables todos los días escolares SIN COSTO alguno para los estudiantes. Esto es debido a la participación de la escuela en el programa de Elegibilidad de la Comunidad. Los estudiantes podrán participar en estos programas de almuerzo escolar sin tener que pagar una cuota o tener que entregar una solicitud del hogar.

    This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.
    Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. 


Contact Information


    Sandra Alcantar, Food Services Specialist
    Phone: (520) 397-7947
    Central Kitchen Office
    Phone: (520) 377-9175



  • Future Chef Winner

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    Future Chef

    Our 1st Annual Future Chef event winner was Mia Banos representing AJ Mitchell Elementary School. This year's theme was "Favorite Recipe from home or family recipe." Mia's winning recipe was "Camarones Rancheros." Future chef participants were scored on the following categories: originality, easy preparation, healthy attributes, kid friendly, taste, plate presentation/appearance and student chef presentation to the judges. Big thank you to our guest judges: Ms. Clementina Carlyle, Ms. Sandy Alcantar, Ms. Maricela Parra, Mr. Cesar Lopez and Chef Luis Nido.