Child Nutrition & Food Services

Our Child Nutrition Department supports learning by providing free, nutritious meals to students and children under 18. Our culinary team is always inventing new food options that our treasures love to eat, so you can expect to see lots of new and healthy options on the menu. Have you had cauliflower crust pizza? It’s healthy and delicious. We also offer vegetarian options for pizza toppings, too.

Eat Well After the Bell

No child should ever go hungry. We’re happy to offer free after-school meals for all children 18 and under. There’s no application or qualification required to participate.

With the rising cost of food, the after-school meal program is a great way for your family to save money. We serve meals every day after school in our school cafeterias as follows:

Arizona Desert and P.H. Gonzales: 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Sheely Farms and Desert Oasis: 2:30 to 4:15 p.m.

We require all food to be consumed inside the cafeteria.


Let us help you host the perfect event. From planning a small reception or a gourmet dinner, our catering team will work with you every step of the way. And here’s the icing on the cake: we create fabulous desserts, and when you order through Tolleson ESD, the proceeds we earn from the event go back to your local school food service program.

View our catering menu to get a taste of what we can provide. This is just a sample of what we offer, so don’t hesitate to share your ideas—we’re here to make things happen!

Community Eligible Provision

We applied for and received a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Through CEP, we can serve breakfast, lunch, and supper at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications.

Tolleson ESD is an equal opportunity provider.