Food & Nutrition
USDA waiver allows participating Districts to offer FREE meals to children through September 30, 2021.
Free school meals (breakfast & lunch) are available at all Tempe Union High School locations, Monday – Friday.
Grab & Go meals are available curbside for children 18 years or younger.
Families with students eligible for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits may also qualify for additional assistance, programs, and discounts:
If your child is not enrolled in the free or reduced school meal program and your financial circumstances have changed your child(ren) may be eligible, apply online at http://www. lunchapplication.com.
P-EBT Food Benefits may be available for your children.
What is P-EBT? The Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) program gives food benefits to children. Your child may get P-EBT if they qualify for free or reduced-price meals at school.
How to apply? The State of Arizona wants to help your child get these food benefits. Update your address with your school today!
For more information, go to:
- or https://www.azed.gov/hns/p-ebtissuance
- P-EBT Card general questions: 1-844-841-3802
Students & Families of Tempe Union High School District:
The Food and Nutrition Department is dedicated to providing quality, affordable school meals to our students and school staff. The department is contrived of highly trained professionals with many years of experience. We are proud to offer many food choices to all students. In each of our cafeterias, a different Combo meal is offered daily for lunch as well as items from our grill with chicken sandwiches and burgers, deli section with sandwiches and salads, pizza line, and our full menu from Casa Solana of Mexican Fare.
Tempe Union High School District participates in the National School Lunch program. Menus are planned to meet the Federal Program requirements. These requirements have been updated to meet the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Food production is evaluated for quality and efficiency, and improvement measures are constantly implemented to enhance customer service. The Students of TUHSD are our number one priority in providing quality meals to assist in students’ health which in turn allows them to become successful in learning. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.With best regards and happy eating,Julie Peterson, Director of Food and Nutrition
Breakfast is an important meal to get students ready for learning and their busy days. We are offering several hot breakfast items. Please see the menu box to the right to download the current menu for breakfast. The daily lunch combo meal is a great deal, for $3.25 you get the whole meal with a choice of milk.
Account Management & Online Payments
Student Accounts: Students and staff may open an account in the cafeteria. The student ID will be used to access this account and the funds. Deposits can be made into the account by cash, check, or on-line. No charges for meals are allowed. Accounts can be opened at each cafeteria or by calling the Food and Nutrition Department.K12PaymentCenter: This system is one of the most sophisticated and secure electronic payment services giving parents more options for viewing account activity and making online payments. Payments can be made 24 hours 7 days a week. Parents are able to make payments from their checking account, debit card, and all major credit cards.
Use of the Account and Security: Accessing student lunch money without an I.D. IS NOT RECOMMENDED. Keeping funds secure is a priority. When students do not have their I.D. and would like to access the account, students without ID cards will be required to sign a “Responsibility Waiver Contract” in order to access the account. The cafeteria is not responsible for misuse or lost cards. If lost or stolen numbers are suspected it must be reported immediately.
Payments for meal plans can be made online at www.k12paymentcenter.com.
Please feel free to fill out an application for Free or Reduced Priced meals that are available to families who qualify. They can be obtained in each cafeteria and the front office of each school. Please allow 10 business days to process application families will be notified by mail.
The food and Nutrition staff are happy to provide catering services for faculty, school-related events, and team or booster functions. See the menu to the right in downloads.
Food & Nutrition Contacts
Director of Food and Nutrition(480) 839-0292 x14511Dawn JohnsonFood & Nutrition Supervisor(480) 839-0292 x14521
Cruzita MoriAdministrative Assistant(480) 839-0292 x14510
Tonya YellowhairCompadre Academy Cafeteria Manager(480) 752-3579Irma ArellanoCorona del Sol Cafeteria Manager(480) 752-8850Christy SennetteDesert Vista Cafeteria Manager(480) 706-7920Magdalena Villa-ReyesMarcos de Niza Cafeteria Manager(480) 730-7644Jose HernandezMcClintock Cafeteria Manager(480) 752-8640Danny MartinezMountain Pointe Cafeteria Manager(480) 759-8449Cristina RamosTempe High Cafeteria Manager(480) 736-4148