Food Services Department


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Food Allergies and Special Dietary Needs

If your student needs alternate food choices for breakfast and lunch, all dietary needs will be accommodated at the request of the family.

 Please contact your food services manager directly to make these arrangements.

 ACES - Jamie Rutledge,

TVES - Reyna Lopes,

EGJH - Joan Dobosz,

TVHS - Carly McCauley,


Lunch Payments

My school bucks

Parents are welcome to deposit funds for their children's lunch accounts at their school cafeteria, if they don't want to use MySchoolBucks to deposit funds.

Notice to all Free and Reduced Meal Applicants for the 2023-24 SY

If your student qualifies for reduced meals or free meals, the 1st meal at breakfast and the 1st meal at lunch will be at no charge.

 any 2nd meal will be charged at full price.

You must still fill out the meal application form to qualify. You can still add funds to lunch accounts.  The first meal is always free but if a second meal is desired, the second meal is full price for all students.



Tanque Verde USD

offers healthy meals every school day

Breakfast costs: $1.35

Lunch costs:

  • $2.90 at the Elementary Schools
  • $3.05 at the Junior High and High School


Free and Reduced Lunch

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Contact Us




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Our Mission

To feed TVUSD kids — and advance the quality and appeal of meals served at school - so all students are ready to learn.

Our Vision

TVUSD students choose to eat school meals because:

  • Our food consistently tastes good and looks good
  • Our customer service is warm and caring
  • We have earned the trust of our students, families, and the community


Congratulations, Food Services Department!

Ready For You

Pima County Health Department’s Consumer Health and Food Safety Division “Ready for You” Certification was awarded to the TVUSD Food Services Department and the awesome Food Services Teams at our four schools for achieving the Pima County Health Department’s Consumer Health and Food Safety Division's "Ready for You" Best Practices Certification for their work! 

  • Mary Johnston, Food Services Lead Manager
  • Jamie Rutledge, Manager & ACES Food Services Team
  • Reyna Lopez, Manager & TVES Food Services Team
  • Joan Dobosz, Manager & EGJH Food Services Team
  • Carly McCauley, Manager & TVHS Food Services Team

These TVUSD staff members are working hard to ensure they follow appropriate safety measures in preparing and delivering healthy meals to our students, families and staff members. When you see the “Ready for You” emblem it means that business is complying with the minimum COVID-19 safety guidelines required by the Pima County Health Department.

Congratulations, TVUSD Food Services! 

Ready For You Spanish

Parent Letters

USDA Nondiscrimination 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:, 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;  fax: (202) 690-7442; or email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

smiling students eating school lunch