Food Services
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Food Services

Monthly cafeteria breakfast and lunch menus are found on the Elementary and High School websites. You can make online payments to add money to your student's meal account in our Web Store.

Useful documents related to food service are available for download in the files section (including reporting allergies, free & reduced price meal programs, etc).

The School Health Advisory Council meetings provide a great opportunity to be involved in the food service program for the schools!

​This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Staff Members
Elementary Meals Community Eligibility Provision Notice 2022-2023

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Children need healthy meals to learn. All Mayer Elementary School Students will be offered a healthy meal to all students at no cost every school day in SY 2022-23. Your child(ren) will receive FREE Breakfast and Lunch meals every school day without having to pay a fee or submit a household application.

Your child(ren)'s school Mayer Elementary is approved to operate Community Eligibility Provision. No further action is required of you.

If your child(ren) would like to purchase Milk ONLY please put money on your Child(ren) account online. You can go to https://www.mayerschools.org online payments.

My family needs more help. Are there other programs we might apply for? To find out how to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs or other assistance benefits, contact your local assistance office or call 1-855-432-7587.

If you have other questions or need help, call 928-642-1234.

Sincerely, SUSIE ALLEN FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR

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-0508-0002-508-11-28-17 Fax2Mail.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:

1. Mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1 400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

2. Fax: (202) 690-7442;

or 3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Click Here To Download The Notice

Smart Snacks

A list of approved Smart Snacks is available for download on this page. The list is not all inclusive. To find out if a food or beverage meets the standards use the online calculator:

Smart Snack Flyer
Adult Meal Pricing in School Year 2021-2022 (SY 22)

The purpose of this memo is in support of School Food Services in maintaining compliance with the requirements for revenue from the sale of non-program foods, specifically the revenue from meals served to non-program adults.

Per Food and Nutrition Services Instruction 782-5 REV.1 Schools must price adults meals so that adult payments are sufficient to cover the cost of meals, including the value of donated foods

(USDA Foods) used in the production of adult meals.

Our school is opting into the waiver to operate the Seamless Summer Option for the SY 22 and operating a non-pricing program, since students will not be paying for reimbursable meals.  The amount of reimbursement received for a free meal under this option is $4.3175 for Lunch and $2.4625 for Breakfast.  The value of donated foods for SY 22 is $0.26

So for the SY 22 our adult meals are as follows:

  • Lunch:  $4.3175 + $0.26 =$4.58 minimum adult lunch price
  • Breakfast: $2.4625 = $0.26 =$2.72 minimum adult breakfast price.

Please contact Susie Allen 642-1234 with any questions regarding this guidance from ADE.

Thank You for your support.

Susie Allen

Click Here To Download the Adult Meal Pricing Memo

Free & Reduced Price Meal Program

2022-2023 Applications ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Please call 928-642-1234 if you have any questions.

Parents and/or guardians must re-apply each school year for the free & reduced meal program.

Eligibility

Your child may be eligible to receive free or reduced school meals. To apply for free or reduced-price meals, an adult household member needs to complete an application to determine eligibility.

One application should be used to list all children in the household.

Eligibility is determined by household size and income criteria. Children from households whose income is at or below the levels set by the USDA Child Nutrition Program are eligible. Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals regardless of income and should be included on your application. All children in households receiving benefits from SNAP (food stamps), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations or TANF, can get free meals regardless of your income.

Please remember that it is the parent's responsibility to make sure the Food Service Department receives the application. Each application can take up to 10 days to process. Benefits do not begin until the date your application is approved and you are responsible for all meals purchased prior to that date.

Print the application, fill it out completely with signature and bring it or mail it to Mayer Unified School PO BOX 1059 Mayer, AZ 86333 or return the application to your child's school. Please call Susie Allen, Food Service Director at 928-642-1234. Thank you.

Applications, Instructions, and Parent Letters are available for download here (See Files Section).

Applications are also available in English and Spanish at each school's office and from the school cafeterias .

“This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”