Welcome to Food and Nutrition Services

  • Families in the following schools get free meals because of the Community Eligibility Program, and need to fill out the household income report and return to your school by October 1 (or if you have a status change throughout the year). 

    • Elementary Schools: Emerson, Garfield, Hawthorne, Jackson, Jefferson, Lowell, Madison, Monroe, Silver Lake, View Ridge, Whittier, Woodside
    • Middle Schools: Eisenhower, Evergreen, North
    • High Schools: Cascade, Everett, Sequoia

    Families in these schools can apply for free and reduced meals by filling out the online application

    • Elementary Schools: Cedar Wood, Forest View, Mill Creek, Penny Creek, Silver Firs, Tambark Creek
    • Middle Schools: Gateway, Heatherwood
    • High Schools: Jackson

     

  • BIG CHANGES HAPPENING FOR 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR. 

    There are big changes happening with school meals for the 2022-23 school year that are important for you to understand.

    As we continue to return to ‘normal,’ the USDA is no longer able to extend the ‘free meals for all’ waiver we have appreciated the last two school years.

    However, our state recently passed a new bill that eases the transition, called the Community Eligibility Provision, or CEP for short. CEP is a free meal service option for schools and school districts who have a 40 percent or higher number of students who qualify for free and reduced lunch.

    Everett Public Schools worked hard to group the largest number of schools possible that kept the average percentage above the program threshold and because of this, we are thrilled to qualify 18 of our schools for this program. See which schools qualify for CEP.

    This means that breakfast and lunches are free to all students at these schools, regardless of free and reduced lunch qualifications.

    Families at these schools will fill out a household income report (which was emailed directly to those school families on August 9), in place of the free and reduced lunch application. This report is important to provide students access to free waivers and other services.

    The remaining nine schools who do not qualify for CEP will return to a paid meal program. Applications for free and reduced meals are online.

    Another piece of good news is that any student in grades K-12 who qualifies for reduced lunch at these nine schools will receive their meal for free. This was previously only available through grade 3. Essentially, there is no longer a “reduced” lunch category as all free and reduced meals are available at no charge.

    We are so excited to be able to use this new program to offer free meals to the students in our district who may need some extra support and to all of our students, no matter where they learn, we will continue to offer nutritious and delicious meals that include seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables, scratch-made whole grain foods and lean proteins, with vegetarian and gluten free options too.

    There has never been a better time to eat school meals. We look forward to serving you soon.

  • Department Contact Information:
     
    Adam Pazder, MS, RDN, CD, Director, Food & Nutrition
    Special Diets, Financial
    425-385-4380
     
    Joanna Peeler, Supervisor
    Menus, North End Schools
    425-385-4384
     
    Shelly Mackie, Supervisor
    Catering, South End Schools
    425-385-4383
     
    Hope Walker, Administrative Assistant
    Free & Reduced Meal application questions 
    425-385-4381
     
    Ciera Briggs, Administrative Assistant
    Employment questions 
    425-385-4382
     
     
      
     
    Fax: 425-385-4249
  • USDA Non-Discrimination Statement for Child Nutrition Programs

    In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

    Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form(link is external), from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
    2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    3. Email: USDA Program Intake(link is external)

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.