Meal Distribution Update
MEAL DISTRIBUTION UPDATE / JANUARY 2021
Oxnard School District continues to be committed to feeding children during the school closures. Child Nutrition Services is conducting meal distribution of prepared meals, FREE of charge for community children.
UPDATE** Effective Wednesday, January 13, 2021 ALL sites will be open to service our families. Site operation hours for pick up will be Wednesdays only, from 9am – 3pm. In addition, evening hours will be offered at Lemonwood, McKinna, Frank and Fremont, where these sites will remain open until 5:30pm. Children do not need to be present during food pick up.
Pantry Style Kits will include a variety of frozen entrees and whole, bulk style items such as loaf of bread, dry pasta, deli meats and cheeses, eggs, and yogurt. In addition, bulk portions of produce such as head of lettuce, crown of broccoli, whole melon, whole fruits, pint of orange juice, and a gallon of milk are included (menu is subject to change, products vary by season and availability).
Supplies are limited and all meals will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. To provide meals to as many families as possible, sites may limit the number of boxes issued to each family.
2021 USDA regulations will now require Child Nutrition Services to record meal participation per child. Parents will be asked to indicate the child’s name and birthday upon receipt of each pantry kit. The District will verify that only one pantry kit is given per child. We are encouraging families to pre-register for their pick up site. Place orders by 12noon Tuesday for Wednesday pick up.
Click here to pre-register for your meal pick up site!
There will be no congregate feeding; all food is to be taken and consumed offsite. For food safety purposes, all food taken off campus should be immediately stored in refrigeration until food is consumed. Foods not consumed within 5 days should be discarded.
As a reminder, please observe social distancing and maintain a distance of 6 feet apart when waiting in line for meal bags. While in the meal line, we require for everyone’s safety, that all people wear face covering over their nose and mouth.
Child Nutrition Services
We are pleased to inform you that the Oxnard School District (OSD) will continue to offer meals at no cost for the second year of a four year cycle under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)! The CEP is an option available to all schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.
All schools in the Oxnard School District will participate in the CEP. With the CEP, NO Free and Reduced Price School Meal Applications will be completed. All students will be provided a healthy breakfast and lunch each school day at no charge regardless of household income levels.
Child Nutrition Services is committed to providing healthy school meals and snacks to the students of Oxnard School District in order to support student academic success and promote healthful eating habits that lead to lifelong positive nutrition practices. We provide more than 17,500 meals and snacks per day to students and staff throughout the district, and employ more than 130 team members.
School meals are served to students under the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Meals and snacks are also served through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Seamless Summer Option and the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program. Following the nutrition guidelines prescribed by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, we serve whole-grain rich products; low fat and fat free milk; 100% fruit and/or vegetable juices; and a variety of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables
Child Nutrition Services: (805) 385-1501, ext. 2430
ALL Oxnard School District Students will eat Breakfast AND Lunch for FREE!
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.