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Welcome to Banta Elementary School District Nutrition Services Department!





Banta Elementary School District announces its policy to serve nutritious meals every day under the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, and/or After School Snack Program.  Effective July 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021, all children are eligible for free meals for the whole school year!

For students returning to school in April 2021. All students will receive a breakfast and lunch everyday to take home. On Tuesdays they will receive 2 sets of meals to enjoy during distance learning as well. If your child receives meals at school they are not eligible for Grab and Go Pickup, but siblings are still eligible if they have not received a meal elsewhere. If you do not want your child to bring home meals, please OPT-OUT below. Also if you need a Vegetarian meal please follow the link below. Happy to have your kids back on campus.


Vegetarian Meal Request


If your child is distance learning or you are a member of the community ages 2-18 all meals are free for children until June 30th, 2021. Please fill out our weekly order form.


Online Meal Order Form for GRAB & GO meals on Wednesdays

Distance learning pick up for RIVER ISLANDS is now on Wednesdays from 2:00 to 3:00pm. Weekly sign up in mandatory for Grab and Go.

Online Meal Order Form for RIVER ISLANDS only 


Meal pick up for BANTA ELEMENTARY is Wednesday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Online Meal Order Form for BANTA ELEMENTARY Only


Meal Warming Directions

Here are warming directions for grab and go meal pick up!

We are excited to announce our Supper and Snack Program at Banta Elementary School. Pick up is the same as lunch and breakfast. Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30. Please visit our enrichment activities below to be paired with the meals weekly. Please click on the supper and snack link above to view our media release.

Online Enrichment for Supper Program

Weekly activities for children participating in our Supper program

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
Lunch applications can now be completed online by clicking on the below link:

Online Payment System

Medical Form to request Special Meals and/or Accommodations
(print, fill out and return to the school office)
Medical Form to Request Special Meals and or Accommodations

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.

The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.


If you need assistance with any of the above listed links or any questions regarding our meal program please contact:

Jamie Anderson
Food Services Supervisor


Special meal accommodations


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

Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication