Curbside Meals During Distance Learning

  • The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reversed its decision and will once again allow school districts to offer curbside meals for free until December 31, 2020. This will make it possible for Duarte Unified to once again provide all children who are 18 years old and under a breakfast and lunch combination daily. Children do not have to be in the car at the time of pick-up and the monthly menu options, locations, and times for service previously provided will stay the same as listed below:

    TIMES:

    Meals will be distributed Monday - Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. except for major holidays. You will be notified in advance as to the days of curbside meals service closure.

    LOCATIONS:

    Andres Duarte Arts Academy (1433 Crestfield Drive, Duarte, CA 91010)

    Maxwell Academy - IB World School (733 Euclid Avenue, Duarte, CA 91010)

    Royal Oaks STEAM Academy (2499 Royal Oaks Drive, Bradbury, CA 91008)

    Parents can pick up meals from the location that is the most convenient for them.

    MONTHLY MENU FOR SEPTEMBER

    View the menu for September by clicking here.

    FREE/REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATIONS

    Families will be notified in the mail by the Duarte Unified Food Service Department of your status if you have been automatically approved for free or reduced-price meals. 

    If you do not receive this letter, then an application must be filled out either by submitting an online or paper form. To do so, please follow the directions below: 

    Online Free & Reduced Meal Applications: Online applications will be available at www.schoolcafe.com starting on Monday, August 3, 2020.

    Paper Free & Reduced Meal Applications: Forms will be available at each food distribution location to be turned in curbside during meal distribution hours. 

    Please allow for up to 10 days for applications to be processed. The last day for the 30-day carryover of your meal status from last year’s application will be 9/25/2020. 

    If you have any questions, please contact our Food Services Team at (626) 599-5022/(626) 599-5023 or by email to bvolz@duarteusd.org.

    Free Service

    Free Meals