Breakfast may be purchased in the cafeteria between the hours of 7:50am and 8:35am for $1. Free/reduced breakfast is available for those who qualify (see below).
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Students may either bring their lunch to school or purchase one in the cafeteria for $1.80. If your child brings a lunch from home, he/she may purchase milk for $0.35 or juice for $0.30 in the cafeteria. Parents/guardians may deposit money in an account tied to their child’s identification number to be used for purchasing cafeteria food at the school. The district allows online food payments at www.schoolpaymentsolutions.com. Students may either pay with cash or use their account. When the account is running low, cafeteria staff will tell the student so that the parent/guardian can deposit more money in the account. Money may be deposited to a child’s account by submitting cash or check (made payable to “Pasadena Unified School District”) to cafeteria staff between the hours of 7:50am and 1:00pm. Free/reduced lunch is available to those who qualify (see below).
Students are welcome to bring their own healthy snack from home to eat during recess. Snacks are not organized or provided by the school.
Food brought to school by students should be healthy and nutritious. The following items are NOT allowed on campus and will be confiscated: gum, candy, soda, and large bags of chips or Cheetos. Hamilton will be instituted a Healthy Wellness program as part of the nationwide Wellness Initiative.
As part of a federal mandate, free or reduced breakfast and lunch are available to those who qualify. Applications are mailed out to returning families in late August. If you are a new family to PUSD or a returning family who did not receive an application in the mail, you may obtain one from the school office or by calling Food Services at the Pasadena Unified School District at (626) 396-5850. Students on the lunch program from the previous year will not be on this year’s program unless a new application has been approved by Food Services.