Nea Daily Lunch Program

School meals are still available during Distance Learning. Nea CLC works with the AUSD Food and Nutrition Services (FANS) to provide lunch and breakfast options for all learners.

Free Meal Program extended!

Good news! The USDA is extending its free meal program (the one AUSD uses for its summer meal offerings) through December 31st, 2020. Any youth up to age 18 can pick up meals at AUSD distribution sites. No ID is needed. Parents can pick up meals without a child present. You will receive multiple days' worth of meals.

We still encourage families to apply for the National School Lunch Free & Reduced Price Program, because qualifying for that program confers other benefits, such as reduced prices for PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP exams, and free college applications. To apply, please go to the AUSD School Nutrition and Fitness web page.

Pick up Days, Times, and Locations

You can pick up grab-and-go meals from 11am to 1pm on Tuesdays and Fridays at any of the following Alameda locations:

Earhart Elementary: 400 Packet Landing Road

Love Elementary: 2025 Santa Clara Avenue

Paden Elementary: 444 Central Avenue

Ruby Bridges Elementary: 351 Jack London Avenue

Academy of Alameda: 401 Pacific Avenue

Lincoln Middle School: 1250 Fernside Boulevard

Wood Middle School: 420 Grand Street

Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School: 210 Central Avenue

For menus, check out the new MENU APP. Search the app store for:
"Web Menus by School Nutrition and Fitness" by ISITE Software, LLC

If you have any questions regarding the FANS menu, billing, or any other services, please call FANS at 510-337-7079. The Food and Nutrition Services (FANS) Department is at your service.

Regular Meal Program

When the extended summer meal program ends, breakfast and lunch meals will be available for purchase at full price, reduced price or free, depending on eligibility. To apply for free or reduced pricing through AUSD and the National School Lunch Program, please click HERE.

How much do meals cost in the regular program?

School meals are a great value and a huge convenience for busy families.

You can prepay for meals at, or call 1-855-832-2556.

To apply for free or reduced pricing through AUSD and the National School Lunch Program, please click HERE.

Student PricesBreakfastLunch
Elementary School$2.00$3.50
Middle School$2.00$4.00
High School$2.00$4.25
Reduced-Price Meal$0.30$0.40
Adult Prices, tax included$3.00$4.75

National School Lunch Free and Reduced-Price Program

Daily breakfast and lunch meals are available at free or reduced prices for families qualifying for the National School Lunch program according to annually specified family size and income standards.

This federally funded program assists schools and other agencies in providing nutritious lunches to children for free or at very reduced prices. Families must reapply each year. To apply for this program, go to and click "Get Started".

A message to Parents/Guardians from the FANS Program:

We take pride in our program and it shows!  Our amazing FANS staff work hard to provide your children with nutritious meals that they will enjoy. As per federal nutrition standards (see below), we offer students a variety of protein choices and grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and milk. We make them as tasty as possible so students get the nutrition they need to succeed at school. We are excited about the menu plans for this year and hope you will encourage your child to eat with us! 

Federal School Lunch Nutrition Standards

The Alameda Unified School District Food and Nutrition Services (FANS) Department meets stringent federal nutrition standards for school meals, while ensuring meals are healthy and well-balanced. These standards include:

  • Age-appropriate calorie limits;
  • Daily vegetables and fruits
  • A 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.
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