School Meals

Students may purchase lunch, including milk, daily in the cafeteria at a cost of $3.25. Breakfast is served during the morning recess for $2.00. Milk may also be purchased separately in the lunch line.

Applications for free or reduced price lunches are available in the office. Applications are processed based on guidelines for family size and income levels established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Santa Cruz City Schools works to provide healthier meals that meet federal guidelines and are enjoyed by students. Our own Surf City Cafe prepares fresh nutritious food using local ingredients whenever possible. All menus are analyzed to ensure compliance with dietary guidelines. School lunch is designed to provide 1/3 of a child's recommended dietary allowance and school breakfast provides 1/4 of the recommended daily allowance of calories, protein, fat, calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, sodium, and fiber.

For more information about our school meal program and helpful tips on nutrition and fitness, visit the district website at



Paying for Lunch

Parents may easily pay for their child's lunch at

Meals can also be prepaid with cash or check before school in the office or classroom.

No cash will be accepted during
the snack or lunch line, and no
credits are allowed.