Dry Creek Elementary School

Nutrition

Do You Qualify for a Free or Reduced-Price Meal?

We understand the financial challenges that many families face today. If you feel you may qualify for meals free of charge or at a reduced rate, please complete a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application and return it to your school as soon as possible. Applications are available in multiple languages in our school office or on the Nutrition Services website at:  http://www.twinriversusd.org/depts/nutrition/

Filling out and returning a meal application not only provides YOU with the benefit of saving money, but the pool of statistical results determines the level of funding your SCHOOL receives for many of its programs.

MORE QUALIFYING APPLICATIONS = MORE SCHOOL $$$$$

Even if you don't think you qualify, we urge you to submit a meal application.

Please help us avoid teacher lay-offs and further cuts to programs and services.

It only takes a minute to fill out the application and it doesn't cost a thing!

After your application is submitted, it will be reviewed and eligibility will be determined. Please remember that all meals consumed prior to your application being approved must be paid for.  If you do not receive notification of our decision in the mail within 15 days of your submission, please call the Nutrition Services office at 566-1600 ext 50511.

Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals Online

We are pleased to announce the availability of submitting your student's meal application online! 

Yes! No more paper applications to complete and return to the school office! This online service allows you to apply online in the comfort and privacy of your own home. It's CONVENIENT, SAFE, SECURE, and available 24/7 anywhere there is an internet connection!

We use the highest level of data encryption available, meaning that your information is always safe and guarded.  Your data is transmitted to us the same day you apply, allowing for a shorter processing time.

  • Visit www.schoollunchapp.com
  • Select California and then Twin Rivers Unified
  • Follow the easy to use, step-by-step screens to enter student and household information
  • Click "Apply" to submit your application for meal benefits!

 It's that easy!

Please keep in mind that all meals consumed prior to your application being approved must be paid for.

Did you Know???

School cafeterias across the nation are mandated to receive two health inspections per year. The purpose of these inspections is to ensure that our facilities and workers are complying with safety and sanitation requirements - from checking food temperatures to wearing gloves.

The Sacramento County Environmental Health Department does an excellent job at making sure this mandate is met. Every permitted cafeteria in the Twin Rivers School District has received their required number of inspections with a 100% "PASS" rate.

But we don't stop there, we self-inspect our sites on a regular basis. Every kitchen has at least one staff member that has taken a food handlers course and earned a food safety certificate. Our Field Supervisors and Management staff are constantly visiting our cafeterias to ensure our staff is following safe food handling practices. We have developed and initiated a "Site Standard" inspection to ensure that every area of food safety in our cafeterias are checked.

This year eleven of our district cafeterias were awarded the Food Facility Award of Excellence from the Environmental Health Department of Sacramento.

Congratulations go out to:

Jennifer Whittaker and her staff at HARMON JOHNSON ES

Lupe Morales and her staff at HAZEL STRAUCH ES

Louise Romo and her staff at HILLSDALE ES/CHARTER

Robyn McKenzie and her staff at FOOTHILL OAKS ES

Cheryl Austin and her staff at DRY CREEK ES

Theresa Haro and her staff at NORWOOD JR HIGH

Rhima Blenkhorn and her staff at ORCHARD ES

Peggy Beeman and her staff at REGENCY PARK ES

Zakia Rasooli and her staff at RIO LINDA PREP ACADEMY

Sheila Laxton and her staff at VINELAND ES

Terrie Figeroa and her staff at WESTSIDE ES