Food Services

Liberty Child Nutrition Service Information

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Please read the following information to acquaint yourself with some of the policies of the Food Service Department. If you have additional questions after reading this material, please do not hesitate to call Cindy Cabanilla, Director of Food Services at 623 - 474 - 6649.

Nutrition Quality

The Food Service Department here at Liberty is committed to providing appetizing meals while adhering to the American Dietary Guidelines that are specified by the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs. Menus are planned to ensure that when averaged over a week, meals comply with the American Dietary Guidelines for total fat, saturated fat and calories.

All district cafeterias operate under an Offer versus Serve method. This simply means that students are offered full meals in accordance with USDA requirements, but have the option of refusing part of the meal. This allows the child to take only the food items that they will eat and refuse the food items that they would discard. The student is required to take at least 3 full portions of 5 different food items (one of which must be a fruit or vegetable) at lunch and 3 of 4 at breakfast. Students are allowed only one portion of the main entree; however, they may request larger portion sizes of vegetables, fruits, and starches.

You are invited to purchase a meal and eat breakfast or lunch with your child. Please be advised that it is against USDA regulations that an adult eat from a student tray. An adult must purchase their own meal. Please check in at the school office to obtain a Visitor Pass before eating with your student.

Breakfast and Lunch
  • Breakfast and lunch are served at all six sites.

 Grab and Go Meals
  • June 1 through July 23
  • The following campuses offer Grab and Go Meals: Freedom Elementary, Las Brisas Academy, and Rainbow Valley Elementary
  • Grab and Go Meals are provided Monday - Thursday
  • 8:00 am to 9:30 am
  • Breakfast and lunch are available during this time
Meal Prices
  • Breakfast may be purchased for $1.15
  • Lunch may be purchased for $2.65  
  • Reduced price breakfast $0.30
  • Reduced price lunch $0.40
  • Adult breakfast $2.40
  • Adult lunch - $3.65 
  • Adult meals are the same portion size as the student meals. The government reimburses the Food Service Department for a small portion of each student meal served however reimburses the department nothing for adult meals served, resulting in higher prices charged for an adult meal. 
  • A la carte items are sold to students with positive account balances or for cash, unless otherwise requested by their guardian.  
  • Students and District Employees have an automatic meal account set up with a unique ID number. As meals are received your account will be charged. Credit will be made to your account as payments are received. Payments may be received by check, money order or cash. Please make payments in the morning as to not slow the serving line during meal times. 
  • Charges are an extreme hardship on the Food Service Department. When your student's account reaches a low balance, as a courtesy to you, automated phone calls will be made as a reminder for you to remit payment. 
  • Once a child charges three separate meals, after the third meal, if no funds have been added to the account, the student will receive an alternate meal.  This alternate meal will include a sandwich, a fruit or vegetable, and a white milk. 
  • Student's accounts are continuous. If your child had a negative balance at the end of the previous year, that balance will reflect on the current year. If your child had a balance on the account it will also reflect on the current year. If a child graduates and has siblings still in the district, that amount will reflect on their account.

Free and Reduced Meal Benefits

All families are encouraged to apply for Free or Reduced Price Meal Benefits.  This is a government-funded program to ensure all children receive nourishment during the school year. There are many ways in which to qualify for the program.

Income Application: An application will be sent home with your student at the beginning of the school year. If this is misplaced, an additional application may be picket up at the school office or at the school cafeteria. This application will be determined by household size and household income. Please complete only one application per family. Please provide all the information requested to insure a speedy approval. Missing information will delay benefits to your child.

Foster Child:  Please mark the box indicated for a foster child on the family application.
Migrant Child:  Please contact the district office at 623-474-6600.
Homeless or Runaway:  Please contact the district office at 623-474-6600.

These applications must be renewed each school year. Benefits will be discontinued if a new application is not processed for the current year.

Meal applications are not retroactive.  A child only qualifies for the program at the time the application is processed. The student is responsible for any and all charges made before the application was processed.

Please be assured that these applications are dealt with in a confidential manner.

A letter will be sent home as to the outcome of processing the application.

Thank You!

We are looking forward to continuing service to your child and believe that the Food Service Department plays a vital role in insuring students are well – nourished, making them better prepared to receive the instruction given during their school day.  In the operation of the Child Nutrition Programs, no child will be discriminated against because of race, sex, color, national origin or handicap. If you feel your child is discriminated against, write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20205.

Any person alleging discrimination has a right to file a complaint within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory action.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S. W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).  This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA’s Civil Rights Web Pages:

USDA Complaint Form: