All students may eat a free nutritious breakfast every day as part of the Universal Breakfast Program.

BUSD School lunch initiative

The BUSD School Lunch Initiative (SLI) has two primary goals: 1) to serve more nutritious and delicious, freshly-prepared meals using locally grown food to all of our students, and 2) to educate children in kitchen, garden and academic classrooms about their food choices and the impact those choices have on their health, the community and the environment.  View the 2018-19 Lunch Menu Calendar

Free and Reduced Lunch Applications 

At the beginning of each school year, all Sylvia Mendez families must fill out an application for free and reduced lunch for each child. Even if you know your child does not qualify for a free or reduced lunch, you still must fill out the form and turn it in. The information received on the lunch applications is enables our school to be eligible for many special educational grants and programs.

Click here to fill out the application online via the EzSchoolApp site. Remember your confirmation number. The school will need it.

Click to add money for school lunches.

Click to add money for school lunches.

Buying school lunches

The outstanding, healthy lunches prepared at Sylvia Mendez may be purchased from $0-$3.25 based on a sliding scale. Lunch cards may be purchased by cash or check (made payable to Sylvia Mendez Elementary School) or online via ezschoolpay.


Packing your child's lunch

Please no junk food. As part of Sylvia Mendez's commitment to give all children a healthy start, our school-wide rules prohibit students from bringing soda, candy, cookies, doughnuts and/or chips to school.


Universal breakfast

All Sylvia Mendez students receive a nutritious breakfast everyday provided by BUSD at no charge. Teachers make an effort to begin instruction during breakfast time, so regardless of whether or not your child chooses to eat, it is important that you child arrive to school on time, at 8:10am