Food and Meal Resources
The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
Roosevelt School District Meal Distribution
We are excited to announce that we are able to feed all children under the age of 18 breakfast and lunch every school day free of charge. Registered students will receive meals at school from their cafeterias. Those students attending the Online Academy and those not attending Roosevelt in-person can contact the school closest to their home to arrange a time and day for meal pickup.
Community Eligibility Provision
We are pleased to inform you that our district will be implementing a new provision available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).
What does this mean for you and your children?
All enrolled students in our school district, regardless of income level, are eligible to receive a healthy school breakfast and school lunch at no charge each day. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.
The CEP is a new alternative to the traditional meal application process associated with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. CEP alleviates the burden on families by eliminating household applications, while helping schools reduce costs associated with collecting and procesing those applications.
For more information about CEP, please visit USDA.gov/school-meals/communityeligibility-provision
Communtiy Food Pantries
The Roosevelt School District distributes free food items at two communty food pantries.
V.H. Lassen Food Pantry
Thursdays | 8-10 a.m.
909 W Vineyard Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85041
Cesar Chavez Food Pantry
Every other Thursday | 8:30-10:30 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.
4001 S 3rd St. Phoenix, AZ 85040
In addition to our school-run pantries we have partnered with the Arizona Food Bank Networks to provide additional meals to our community.
Arizona Food Bank Networks - Rio Vista Center
Tuesday – Thursday | 9 a.m. – Noon
1431 E Southern Ave Phoenix, AZ 85042
Additional Food Resources for Families: