Tustin Unified School District

Food & Nutrition Services

To Be Fit For Life!

Welcome to Nutrition Services!

How can we help you?

HBeginning August 13th, we will provide daily drive-thru meals from most school sites.

  • Unlike spring, we will no longer be able to offer free meals to all families, meals will be charged based on student eligibility – free, reduced or paid.
  • We are asking families to pick up their meals from their school of enrollment. However, if the mealtimes do not work for you or if you have children enrolled in more than one site – it is OK to pick up a meal from another school site.
  • Meal Service
    • Will set up out front – with pop up tent, tables and extension cords
    • Food will be placed in parent’s car trunks to maintain physical distance for families and staff.
    • Walk up families will be served from a side table.
  • Students do not need to be present to pick up school meals.
  • Non-Provision Schools
    • Families will be asked for student’s last name or student ID to enter into our point of sale system
    • Each Meal consists of 1 breakfast and 1 lunch.
    • Prices: Secondary $6.00; Elementary $5.00; Free for families who qualify for free & reduced meals.
    • Money will not be collected in person – families can pay online or mail a check to Nutrition Services.
  • Provision Schools
    • Meal cards are being distributed to families
    • Families will bring the cards to pick up their meals – one meal per card
    • If families forgot their cards, we will look up names on roster.

Service Time:

Elementary Sites*               10:30 -12:30 pm

UTT & Columbus Tustin      9:00 – 11:00 am

Orchard Hills & Pioneer      9:00 – 12:00 pm

Sycamore                            9:00 – 12:30 pm

High School Sites*               2:00 – 4:00 pm

*We will not be serving meals from Arroyo, Ladera, Peters Canyon, Red Hill, Tustin Memorial, Hewes, Hillview and Legacy.  Families with children enrolled at these sites may pick up meals from a site most convenient to them.

Don’t miss out on CalFresh Food Benefits! Click on the image below to access our flyer for additional information:

Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act

The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local  educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Lunch Program to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.
 
The EITC is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. In order to qualify for the EITC, households must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if taxes are not owed or households are not required to file. The EITC reduces the amount of tax households owe and may allow for a refund.
 
Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication
 
Below is the specific language that LEAs must include when notifying households about the EITC. This language is in RTC Section 19854:
 
Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.
 
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.
 
There are many options for notifying households about the EITC which may include in­–person, electronic, mail, flyers, or by phone.
 
 
 
Contact Information
 
If you have questions regarding this subject, please contact the IRS by phone at 800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov. You can also contact the Franchise Tax Board by phone at 800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.