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Child Nutrition Services

 

Welcome to Child Nutrition Services!

 

We continue to experience supply chain shortages for various food and paper items.
 
One free breakfast and lunch will be available to all students
during the 2024-25 school year!

 

Summer 2024 Meals

Beginning on Monday, June 17th, Child Nutrition Services will be providing one free breakfast and one free lunch to students enrolled in the District’s instructional school day programs provided through RBUSD or RBEF summer school programs (Credit Recovery, Summer Rise, Enrichment) and the ELOP/RAS program. Meals will be available in the cafeteria at each summer school site. Students can get a free breakfast before the start of their summer school session and a free lunch during their break time. 

For children (18 years and under) not attending one of the District’s instructional school day programs, you may also receive a meal by visiting a Summer Meal Site. For more information you can text the word "FOOD" to 304-304 or click here to find the nearest location. 
 
2024-25 Free and Reduced-Price Meal Applications 
*The 2024-25 Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application will be available on Monday, July 1st.
For the 2024-25 school year, RBUSD will participate in the Universal Meals Program for all school children. Throughout the upcoming school year, each student is eligible to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch each day at their school. Through the Universal Meals Program, applying for free and reduced-price meal benefits is not required, but is strongly encouraged. Completing a meal application will provide additional funding for the district and may provide other household benefits including Pandemic EBT funds, exam and application fee waivers and other discounted costs. Please click on the 'Meal Applications' page for more information. 
 
2024-25 Meal Service
One free breakfast will be available before school and/or during the students’ break time. One free lunch will be available during the students’ scheduled lunch time. Meals will be pre-plated with a main entrée, side items, fresh fruits and vegetables. Students will be able to select their choice of milk and/or juice.
In an effort to speed up the lines, Middle and High School students are encouraged to bring their student ID with them to receive a breakfast and/or lunch or to purchase a la carte snack and beverage items. A la carte snack items cannot be charged to a student’s meal account if the account balance is $0 or negative.
Child Nutrition Services is cashless. Please ensure your student has a positive balance on their meal account to purchase a la carte snack and beverage items. If a student uses cash to purchase snack items, change will not be given. The remaining funds will be added to the student’s meal account.
 
LINQ Connect
We’re excited to inform you that our meal payments portal, TITAN Family Portal, has upgraded to LINQ Connect. There’s no need to change your username and password, all your information has already been transferred to the new app. 
 
Here are some exciting upgrades to expect: 
A simple, fresh look to allow for better accessibility 
An interactive dashboard to view all family members in one profile
A resource center to access help guides
Streamlined menus required you to click less to do more 
 
Visit your app store and find “LINQ Connect”, available in the Google Play Store now and the Apple store (available soon), to download the new app and enjoy these new features. Just log in with your existing username and password. If you use a browser, visit LINQConnect.com to log in. If you don’t use our online meal (and/or school fees) payments portal, LINQ Connect allows you to set up one-time or recurring payments for your student’s meal. You can also view previous transactions, set spending limits, transfer funds between students, set low balance notifications, and more. It’s an easy way to manage meal payments without the hassle of sending cash.
 

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (310) 937-1260.

 

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

 

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

 

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

 

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

 

Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

 

E-mail: [email protected]

 

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Contacts:
 
Jillian Navarro, MDA, RD
Director, Child Nutrition & Purchasing
(310) 937-1260
[email protected]
 
Yuuki Matsumora
Operations Manager
(310) 937-1261
[email protected]
 
Ryeannon Kassabian
Accounting Technician
(310) 937-1262
[email protected]
 
Viviana Mercado
Administrative Assistant
(310) 937-1260
[email protected]
 
We are open Monday through Friday, except for District holidays.
 
Central Kitchen Hours: 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM