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    School Year Meals for Area Children

    ALERT: With improved air quality, full service resumes Monday, September 21 at all PUSD Grab & Go Food Centers.

    The Pasadena Unified School District’s (PUSD) Food & Nutrition Services program continues to provide nutritious meals for all students who need them during the temporary physical closure of schools at our curbside Grab & Go Food Centers. 

    • Each child takes home two nutritious meals (breakfast and lunch) each day. 
    • Children do not need to be enrolled in PUSD schools to receive a meal and no pre-registration is required.
    • Prepackaged meals are available for pick up in the parking lot or bus lane.  
    • Please stay in your car and meals will be passed to you. 

    2020-2021 School Year, Starting August 17, 2020

    During Remote Distance Learning starting August 17, Grab & Go breakfast and lunch will be distributed curbside Monday-Friday between 9:00 a.m. - Noon at all PUSD school sites. See locations below.

    We are finalizing plans to add supper to the service in the near future and will notify parents of a start date.

    Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and PUSD’s Food and Nutrition Services Department and operated by PUSD, the city of Pasadena and other organizations, the free meals are served at schools, and other sites throughout Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre. Children do not need to be enrolled in PUSD schools to receive a meal and no pre-registration is required.

    Prepackaged meals are available for pick up between 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the parking lot or bus lane.  Please stay in your car and meals will be passed to you.

    Pasadena Unified 2020-21 Meals Grab & Go Food Center Locations
    Beginning August 17, Monday-Friday
    9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    All school locations: www.pusd.us/schools

    The following sites are combined into one distribution line:

    Blair Middle and High School at Blair High School
    1201 South Marengo Avenue
    Pasadena, CA 91106

    McKinley School and Rose City High School at the McKinley School campus

    325 South Oak Knoll

    Pasadena, CA 91101

    Willard Elementary meal distribution at Wilson Middle School campus
    300 S Madre Street
    Pasadena, CA 91107

    Washington Elementary and Washington Middle at Washington Elementary School

    1520 North Raymond Avenue

    Pasadena, CA 91103

    Additional Information can be found at www.pusd.us/foodservices 
    You may also contact the Food & Nutrition Services Office at 626-396-5852

    Community Eligibility Program:
    All PUSD schools have been approved for the 2020-2021 Community Eligibility Program (CEP), a universal meal service option included in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. All PUSD schools will participate in the CEP program and will be offering meals each day at no charge for all students enrolled during the 2020-2021 School Year.

    All families are asked to complete the LCFF Funding Data Collection Form that is part of the Parent Portal. The form is here in English, and, aquí en Español. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Food Services at 626-396-5852.

    Food Banks and Meal Programs in Pasadena


    Weekend Grab & Go Lunches:
    On Saturdays and Sundays, Grab & Go lunches were offered by the City of Pasadena through September 13, 2020 but the program has come to an end.

    To view information on food banks and meal programs, including the locations of weekend grab and go lunches, visit cityofpasadena.net/covid-19/, or call (626) 744-7311.

P-EBT Cards

  • Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school will get extra food benefits. These food benefits are called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT benefits. The deadline for application has been extended to July 15, 2020. For more information, visit: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/home/pandemic-ebt

    P-EBT benefits help families in California buy food when schools are closed because of the coronavirus emergency. Families will get up to $365 per eligible child on their P-EBT card to use on food and groceries. Families with children who get CalFresh, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits do not need to apply. M

    Most families will get their P-EBT card from the State of California in the mail during the month of May. 

    Families with children who are eligible for Free or Reduced-Price meals and have not yet received a P-EBT card in the mail, can now apply for P-EBT benefits online at http://www.ca.p-ebt.org/.