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While MVWSD is distance learning due to COVID-19, we are providing meals to students.

Full price, and free and reduced price meals (grab and go during MVWSD Distance Learning) are available at school sites for students.
During Distance Learning, free meals are available to all children in the Mountain View Whisman School District age 18 and younger. No IDs required. (Parents should continue to go here to apply for for free and reduced price meals and the National School Lunch program. )
Locations: All schools, except Stevenson (pickup for Stevenson is at Theuerkauf).
Times: 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at the elementary schools. 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the middle schools.
Come to Graham Middle School between 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to pick up meals for multiple days. Food items will be different from what is served during daily pickups. On Monday: Pick up for four days. On Friday: Pick up for three days.
Walk, drive or roll up to grab a free meal and go!

Full price meals will be available for students who have
paid in advance online or have sent a check (including child’s school, child’s name, grade, teacher) to Food Service, Crittenden Middle School, 1701 Rock St., Mountain View, CA 94043. 
Click here for the February menu
February Quick Bites nutrition tips

Click here for the March menu
Click here for instructions for meal re-heating and food safety

Free or reduced price meal benefit status from last year can be used to pay for lunches until Sept. 30. We can assist new applicants in applying for free or reduced price meal benefits through the National Lunch Program and can process applications quickly.  The 2020-21 online application deadline is September 21, 2020.  No citizenship information is collected during the application process. Just as in the past, you will need to reapply annually.

On Saturdays, community agency Hope's Corner serves a free breakfast and bag lunch  (8-10 a.m.). 748 Mercy St, Mountain View.

link to school closure meals video
Click here for school closure meals video

Free food flyer (includes Spanish) 


COVID emergency

For parents who have lost jobs, they now qualify for free and reduced lunches and can fill out the National School Lunch application.

Click below for information on safe, nutritious meals during COVID

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National Lunch Program

MVWSD uses an online application process for free or reduced-price meals. Just as in the past, you will need to reapply annually. Please apply online for the National School Lunch Program here

Note: Your eligibility determination will not be immediate. Nutrition services may take up to 10 days to process your application once we receive all of the needed information. You are  responsible for your child’s meals at full price until your application is processed or otherwise advised. Please apply early to avoid unnecessary charges.

The online application deadline is on or before approximately September 20 annually. Please see the application for more information.

Instructions for the online application (PDF) En Espanol
Flyer describing the free or reduced-price meals application process

Paying for meals

Full or reduced price meals can be paid online at www.EZschoolPay.comFull price meals cost $3.50 for lunch and $2.50 for breakfast (reduced price is $0.40 for lunch and $0.30 for breakfast). You must pay in advance (online, check, or cash) . No credit will be extended. You can also add money to your lunch account anytime by using (There is a $3.00 fee for this service.)

If you have any questions, call Sophia Zalot at: 650.903.6965.

Applications for free or reduced-price meals are available anytime at

Please call MVWSD Food and Nutrition Services at 650-903-6965  if you have any questions.  


Debbie Austin, Director, Food and Nutrition Services
Dalton Mendoza, Chef
Sophia Zalot, Food Service Supervisor 

Welcome!  We look forward to providing delicious food done well.   

We have an amazing staff, who work hard to provide your children a nutritious breakfast and lunch.   We are excited about the meals we are cooking and hope you will encourage your child to eat with us. The Mountain View Whisman School District Food and Nutrition Services (FANS) Department continues to meet stringent federal nutrition standards for school meals, while ensuring meals are healthy, well-balanced and provide students the nutrition they need to succeed at school.  

Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch! School meals offer students a variety of protein choices and grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and milk, which all must meet strict limits on saturated fat, calories, sodium, and portion size.    

Starting this year, school meals must adhere to increased nutrition standards from the Federal Government, such as:
• Age-appropriate calorie limits;
• Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce);
• A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes;
• Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free); and,
• More whole grains and less sodium.

We take pride in our program and it shows!  We work to offer our students healthier and tastier choices. The majority of our meals are freshly-prepared from scratch at our Crittenden Middle School kitchen daily from local foods, that are antibiotic-free, without additives or growth hormones.  Our pizzas are hand-made, fresh locally. New this year, is a daily, plant based, menued specials and organic products. 

New this year, is our “Food For Thought” food truck that will be visiting all schools to do fresh vegetable tasting from the school gardens and special meal events.

School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families. All families are encouraged to apply for the Free/Reduced-Price Meal program.  Applications are online and confidential at

Breakfast Prices

Paid - $2.50;
Reduced - $.30; 
Free - $.00;
Adults - $3.00  

Lunch Prices

Paid - $3.50;
Reduced - $.40; 
Free - $.00;
Adults - $4.50   

We have an amazing staff, who work hard to provide your children a nutritious breakfast and lunch.  We have attached our menu for your consideration. We are so excited about the meals we are cooking and hope you will encourage your child to eat with us. We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria.

If you have any questions regarding our menu, or any other services we can provide, please do not hesitate to call us at 650-903-6965.

Summer meals

Each summer, MVWSD partners with Second Harvest Food Bank to provide FREE summer meals to children. Learn more about the program here.

link to summer meals video
See what summer meals look like in this video

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