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Breakfast and lunch are free for all Caldwell School District students

Free meals for Caldwell students & children age 1-18

Starting Monday, Dec. 7, the Caldwell School District will provide free meals for children ages 1 to 18 Dec. 7-11 and Dec.14-17  at nine bus stops in the district from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

The meals (breakfast lunch combo) are available to any child age 1 to 18. Parents are permitted to pick up meals for students. Parents can pick up the meal from a school bus parked at any of the following locations:  

Free meals at school

Free meals for Caldwell School District students only will continue to be offered at each school from 10 to 11:30 a.m. weekdays through Dec. 17. A student’s identification number must be provided to pick up a meal from a school. 

All meal programs will close for the holiday break which starts Friday, Dec. 18.

All of the Caldwell schools qualify for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) which means that breakfast and lunch are free for all students at all of the schools in the Caldwell School District.
Students may eat free meals when they attend school in person.  
Free meals (breakfast/lunch combos) are available to our students at every school Monday-Friday.
Free meals (breakfast/lunch combos) are available to our students at Caldwell High School Monday-Friday.
Parents/guardians may pick up meals at a single site with their student ID numbers.
MEAL times are:
Caldwell High School: 10 a.m. to 12:00 weekdays
All other schools: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays only
Adult pricing:
Breakfast: $2.75
Lunch: $4.00

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:, 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:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Allergy Information:  No MILK substitutions will be made for ANY reason without documentation from the student’s physician.  FOOD substitutions CAN NOT be made for any reason without a conference consisting of the student’s parents/guardians, physician, school nurse and either the principal or kitchen manager, to determine the student’s needs and the liability of the Food Service Department.  The Food Service Program is required to have documentation on file for all the students with a food intolerance of any kind.

This 2020-2021 S.Y., Caldwell cafeterias are meeting new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school. Now is a great time to encourage your kids to choose school lunch!

Caldwell Child Nutrition is involved with Wellness of the students.  Parents, Grandparents, Patrons are invited to participate in this Healthier Challenge for Healthier Children in Caldwell.

A "School Lunch" consists of the choice of meat or meat alternate, choice of vegetable, choice of fruit, choice of grain and milk. Students are required to take at least 3 of the 5 food components. One of the 3 components must be 1/2 cup of fruit or vegetable to meet requirements for a "School Lunch."
Fresh fruit and vegetables will be offered two days a week, Kindergarten - 5th grade.