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Food Services

Welcome and thank you for allowing Salinas City Elementary School District (SCESD) the opportunity to provide your children with nutritionally balanced meals.  We wholeheartedly 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 15 sites supported by 70 Food Services professionals.

To assist the District in accessing all available state and federal funds, Food Services sends out an annual income survey to families. The information gathered in the survey is kept confidential. If you prefer to fill out the survey online, please use this link to access this year's survey. The survey is due by Sept. 30.

Nutritional Information

We can improve children's health by encouraging them to eat healthily and be physically active.

  • Eat a variety of food
  • 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 healthily is essential 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.


New for the 2018-19 school year and will offer meals to all students at no charge at Fifteen of the District’s schools, regardless of income. 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.

Food Service Staff - 39 Clark St. Salinas, CA 93901 - Phone: 831-753-5618

Christina Varela

Titles: Director, Food Services

Yadira A. Perez

Titles: Administrative Assistant III

Adam Babione

Titles: FS TruckDriver/Whseman

Joshuah Brock

Titles: Food Service Accounting Technician

Deborah Cerros

Titles: Administrative Assistant I

Ismael Garcia

Titles: FS TruckDriver/Whseman

Lucia Garcia Alvarez

Titles: FS TruckDriver/Whseman

Ana Pio Parra

Titles: Food Service Accounting Tech.

Mark Qara

Titles: FS TruckDriver/Whseman