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!

The Nutritional Department for SCESD provides meal service for all students. Breakfast and lunch  is offered  at all 13 school sites.  After school snack, (supper) is also offered to those students enrolled in after school programs; currently all sites except Lincoln and Mission Park schools qualify for these programs.  For the current school year 2014-2015, five school sites were awarded the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant; those sites are, Loma Visa, Los Padres, Natividad, Roosevelt and Sherwood schools.  The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program provides all children in the participating schools a variety of free fresh fruit and vegetables during the school day.  This Program is an effective and creative way of introducing fresh fruits and vegetables as healthy snack options.

The Nutrition Services Department operates under the National School Lunch Program, which is a federally assisted meal program operating in nearly 100,000 public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions.  Our department  is self-supporting and utilizes revenues received from local, state and federal sources, part of which includes USDA donated commodity assistance.

Our team of approximately 70 food service professionals located at our 14 schools within our district is dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We are proud to be part of your student's learning experience in making healthier eating choices. 



The Salinas City Elementary School District announces the sponsorship of the Seamless Summer Feed Program for the 2017 summer. 

Free meals will be made available to all attending children who are 18 years of age or younger at the following school sites:

Sherwood Elementary School  |  110 S. Wood St. 

June 5 - August 2, Mon-Fri (No School -  7/3 and 7/4)

Time: Breakfast 8:00 to 8:30   (7/5-7/28 only)

 Lunch 11:30am - 12:30pm6/5-6/30 and 7/31-8/2

El Gabilan Elementary School  |  1256 Linwood Dr.

June 19-July 20, Mon-Thurs Only (no school July 3rd and 4th))

Time: Breakfast 7:30-8:00    Lunch: 11:30pm -12:00pm

Natividad Elementary School  |  1465 Modoc Ave

June 12 - August 2 (no school July 3rd and 4th)

Time: Lunch 12pm - 12:30  |  Breakfast served only 6/27-7/12 at 7:30am - 8:00am

University Park Elementary School  |  833 W. Acacia St.

June 26 -July 25, Mon - Fri   |  Time: Breakfast 8:00am-8:30am  |  Lunch 12pm-1:00pm

Meet The Staff

Food Service Department Office

39 Clark St.

Salinas, CA 93901




Carlos Murta

Food Service Director



Susan Mc Leskey

Food Service Operations Secretary



Carla Malvini

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.