Welcome and thank you for allowing Salinas City Elementary School District (SCESD) the opportunity to provide your children nutritionally balanced meals.  We whole heartily believe that students who eat better learn better!

Salinas City Elementary School District Food Services Department provides meals under the National School Breakfast, National School Lunch, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable, Child and Adult Care Food (Super Snack), and Seamless Summer Programs. Food Services provides students nutritionally sound meals to enhance their ability to learn, serving 12,000 meals daily during the school year including breakfast, lunch and Super Snacks. Additionally, 22,000 summer meals are served annually, bringing the total to nearly 2 million meals served each year. These meals are provided at 14 sites supported by 70 Food Services professionals.


Free & Reduced Priced Meals are federally subsidized programs and your child may be eligible to receive free or reduced-priced meals based on family income level.  Please apply for the program by completing a Free & Reduced-Price Meal Application online, at your child’s school office or cafeteria, or at the Food Service office located at 39 Clark Street in Salinas.


New for the 2018-19 school year and will offer meals to all students at no charge at Ten of the District’s schools, regardless of income. Schools covered under this provision are Boronda Meadows, El Gabilan, Kammann, Loma Vista, Monterey Park, Los Padres, Natividad, Roosevelt, Sherwood and University Park. It is imperative that an income form be filled out at the beginning of the school year if your child attends these schools. 


Salinas City Elementary School District will provide after-school snacks at nine sites and summer lunches.

Meet The Staff

Food Service Department Office

39 Clark St.

Salinas, CA 93901




Carlos Murta

Food Service Director



Joshuah Brock

Food Service Operations Secretary



Deborah Cerros

Program Coordinator



Christine Taylor

Accounting Technician 


Nutrition Information

`We can together improve the health of children by encouraging them to eat healthy and be physically active.

  • Eat a variety of foods

  • Eat more fruits, vegetables, and grains

  • Eat lower fat foods more often

  • Be physically active

Parents, you are your child's most important role model, eating healthy is important to you.  We want our families to have energy, be healthy, and stay well.  You control family food choices more than you think, we in food service are here to help support your choices, as we do our best to provide your child with healthy meal choices.


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:  http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;

(2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3)  email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.