• Hello Cajon Valley Families,

    Welcome to the 2021-22 school year!  All students enrolled in the Cajon Valley Union School District will receive free meals for the entire school year.  Meal applications are not required.

    If you have any questions, please call: 619-588-3111 and continue to visit www.cajonvalley.net for updates.

    Thank you!


    Child Nutrition Staff

    About Our Child Nutrition Team

    We feed kids. We support our students, communities and educational environments by offering a variety of healthy menu options every day. To help maintain a high participation rate in our program, we involve our stakeholders in the development of our feeding program. We practice sound fiscal management, as well as proven food safety programs.

    We are moms, dads and community members personally invested in the success of our schools. We are a team of 160 people that are committed to taking great care of our kids, our community and each other. Thank you for entrusting your children to us.

    Department Statistics


    The Child Nutrition team serves approximately 20,000 plus meals and snacks per day at approximately 40 schools and preschool sites throughout the greater Cajon Valley area. We have 16 sites participating in CEP (Community Eligibility Provision), Universal Feeding, for the 2020-2021 school year. We had a Summer Feeding program at 16 school sites for the summer of 2020.

    Through the support of the community, we are lucky to have a state-of-the-art central kitchen and fully-operational kitchens at all of our middle schools.

    CN Crew


    Thank you,

    Mark Mendoza - Director, Child Nutrition Services



    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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


    The California Revenue and Taxation Code (RTC) Section 19853(b) requires local educational agencies (LEA) that operate the National School Program (NSLP) to annually notify households about the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Information Act.

    The EITC is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income.  In order to qualify for the EITC, households must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if taxes are not owed or households are not required to file.  The EITC reduces the amount of tax households owe and may allow for a refund.

    Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication

    Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC).  The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families.  The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits.  In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance for Needy Families payments.  Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC.  Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet.  For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.

    You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year.  The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families.  The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law.   To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514).  For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.

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