TUHSD offers free meals to all youth during school shut down

March 16, 2020 -

Meals are available for pick up at four of our school locations (Mountain Pointe, McClintock, Marcos de Niza, Tempe High) from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Meal distributions at all Tempe Union High Schools will end on Friday, May 15th.

Anyone 18 and under will be able to pick up two meals at a time for themselves: lunch for the current day, plus breakfast for the following day. Students must be present in order to receive meals. Meals are open to all youth. Students do not need to be current TUHSD to pick up meals.

Lunches are intended to be eaten immediately or should be stored in a refrigerator within 2 hours. Please discard any leftovers within 3 days. Hot foods should be kept hot at a minimum of 135 degrees. Cold foods should be kept cold at below 41 degrees.

Pick up locations:

Marcos de Niza High School
6000 S Lakeshore Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283
Marcos de Niza will utilize the bus turn around area off of Westchester.

McClintock High School 
1830 E Del Rio Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85282

Mountain Pointe High School
4201 E Knox Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85044

Tempe High School
1730 S Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Tempe High will use the bus turn around area with cars entering off of Mill Ave. and exiting out on Broadway Rd.

The Department of Economic Services (DES) to soon distribute Pandemic Electronic Benefit  Food Stamp Cards (P-EBT Cards) to all families with students eligible for Free and Reduced-Price Meal Benefits:  

Per the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, DES will soon be issuing Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer food stamp cards (P-EBT), to every family with students eligible for free/reduced meals in schools.

If your child has not been enrolled in the free or reduced school meal program for this school year (2019-2020), and your financial circumstances have changed and your child(ren) would now be eligible, apply online at https://www. lunchapplication.com.  For quick processing, be sure to enter your child(ren)s names and birthdates exactly as was given to the school office for the student database to include their 7-digit student identification number.

Enrolling prior to June 30th, 2020  is important because the DES will be collecting student free and reduced data from the district database. DES has not yet announced a distribution date of the P-EBT card.

Note: Families will still need to complete a new application for the 2020-2021 school year which will be available on July 1, 2020.

If you have any questions, please email claguna@tempeunion.org or call the Nutrition Services office at (480) 345-3745.