The Nutrition Services Branch is committed to promoting healthy food choices through school meals and nutrition education for the students of Long Beach Unified School District. Our team of food and nutrition professionals is dedicated to providing students with nutritious meals to support their academic success.
The Long Beach Unified School District is offering grab-and-go breakfast, lunch, snack and supper on school days, free of charge! Meals are available to all children ages one to 18, enrollment is not required. Effective October 19, 2020, two days' worth of meals will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at participating schools. View a map of the school district here . To view the weekly menu and meal kit recipe, click here. To find digital resources on nutrition, health and cooking for kids, click here.
Children must be present to pick up meals. If a child is not present to pick up meals, a parent/guardian must bring one of the following documents to pick up meals for children:
LBUSD student ID
Any student ID issued by any agency
Benefit issuance letter showing child is part of the adult's household
Meal Eligibility Letter from any school district
Benefit Issuance document from Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Any official document showing children are part of the adult's household
LBUSD Nutrition Services employees are expected to ask for the acceptable documents daily, even if the parent/guardian has been visiting the same location.
Free Meals at Community-Based Organizations
Use the Food Finders Food Pantry Locator to find additional food resources near you. Additional food options are also available through the Long Beach Rescue Mission and Help Me Help You.
Check out our Online Meal Application!
You can fill out a meal application for free or reduced-priced meals at:
This application is Smart-Phone friendly and
is available in English and Spanish.
MySchoolBucks Online Payment Center
Long Beach Unified School District has an online Payment Center with MySchoolBucks where Parents may pre-pay for student meals and check account balances.
Start here and follow the instructions to create your account today with MySchoolBucks!
Nutrition Services Branch offices are located in the Nutrition Center at:
3333 Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806
Phone: (562) 427-7923
Fax: (562) 988-0263
We are open Monday through Friday, except for District holidays and furlough days.
Office hours: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Warehouse delivery hours: 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM, no appointment needed
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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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 at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.