Nutrition Services Department

Welcome to the Nutrition Services Department!

The Lemon Grove School District participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition practices.  Meals served at schools meet strict state and federal requirements. 

Contact us at 619-825-5600 x2601


LGSD Nutrition Services provides Breakfast and Lunch Meals to all students. 

Breakfast is provided at no cost to all LGSD students during the designated breakfast service time.

Student Lunch Meal Prices







Milk Only


Adult (milk not included)


Payments can be made:

  1. In the School Office drop box via cash or check

  2. Online at

    **Make checks payable to LGSD-Nutrition Services and write child’s first and last name on check memo line.

    *Credit cards only accepted online.


Menus are posted on both the District and school websites


All Students must reapply for free/reduced meal benefits each school year!

  • Only complete one application per family. The information you provide us is strictly confidential and will only be used to determine your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals.
  • Applications may be completed by paper or online at:

    • Online meal applications available in English, Spanish, Chinese

    • The District Office and School offices have a computer available to complete this online application

  • You will be notified either by email/mail of your child’s status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money. If you submitted an application and have not received a response letter, by 10 business days, contact Nutrition Services at 619-825-5600 x2601.

  • If your student(s) was on free or reduced meals last school year, your student will continue to receive free or reduced meals for only the first 30 school days of school. Carryover benefits will end October 4, 2017 and the status will be changed to paid. Once this occurs students will need to pay full price for their lunch meals.

  • The USDA will not back pay for meals purchased prior to eligibility determination and therefore the parent/guardian is responsible for paying these charges. 



In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or  

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.