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Nutrition Services

Providing the highest quality, nutritious food choices that support academic and athletic achievement. 

What's New

Important Information (April 2018)


Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its Web site at


You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its Web site at


Seamless Summer Feeding at MPUSD!

Summer meals are in, when school is out!


This summer, children can enjoy free lunches through Monterey Peninsula Unified Seamless Summer Feeding Program, a FREE program open to all children 18-years and younger. Lunch will be provided to all children and teens (18 and under).  There are no enrollment, paperwork, or income qualifications required to participate.  The program will be offered at and on the following sites and dates.  No meals will be served July 4th.





Monterey Library @ Montecito Park

220 Montecito Ave Monterey, CA

6/11 – 7/27

No service 7/4

12 PM – 12:30 PM

Seaside Library

550 Harcourt Ave Monterey, CA

6/13 – 7/25 (Wednesdays ONLY)

No service 7/4

12 PM – 12:30 PM


The Seamless Summer Feeding Program makes sure all children have a healthy meal available during the summer months and helps ensure children return to school healthy and ready to learn! No applications are necessary to drop in and all children and teens 18-years and younger, are welcome! Bring your children and tell a friend!

Need to apply for free or reduced price meals? Complete a Free/Reduced Meal Application and turn into your child's school or scan your completed application to Donette Kraft at You may also request an application from your student's school office or cafeteria.


Full Price Breakfast $2.00 $2.25 $2.25
Full Price Lunch $3.00 $3.50 $3.50
Reduced Breakfast $0.30 $0.30 $0.30
Reduced Lunch $0.40 $0.40 $0.40

Adult Breakfast

$3.00 $3.25 $3.25
Adult Lunch $4.00 $4.50 $4.50



General Information Numbers
T. 831.392.3903
F. 831.392.3443

Director of Nutrition
Micha James, M.S.

Nutrition Services Supervisor
Antonio "Tony" Arellano

Culinary Specialist

Nutrition Services Office Coordinator
Mary Ventura

Nutrition Services Technician
Rachel Riddell

Free/Reduced and Computer Specialist
Donette Kraft

Account Clerk
Maria Morales