Food Service Department

39 Clark St. Salinas, CA 93901

T- 831-753-5618

F- 831-754-5336


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.


`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.


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Carlos Murta

Director, Food Services

Joshuah Brock

Food Service Operations Secretary


Deborah Cerros

Program Coordinator


Christine Taylor

Accounting Technician