Child Nutrition & Food Services

We know proper nutrition is essential for student learning. Our active involvement in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program, in accordance with Child and Adult Care Food Program's (CACFP) At Risk Meals Component, enables us to provide nutritious and delicious meals to our students free. Through the Community Eligibility Provision we have eliminated the need for students to pay fees or submit household applications to partake in these meal programs.

Meal Pricing

  • Breakfast and lunch are free for all Tolleson Elementary School District students.
  • Lunch $5.00 for adults and students not enrolled at Tolleson Elementary School District.

Breakfast in the Classroom

Every school day, breakfast is enjoyed in the classroom. We serve a variety of foods crafted exclusively from whole grains. The morning meal includes fresh fruit, the choice between chocolate or fat-free milk, and a selection of meat options. Among the breakfast choices are whole grain rice krispies, a breakfast sandwich bagel with cream cheese, and more. Breakfast is served for the first 15 minutes of class. Participation is voluntary. Students can participate at any time.

Discovery Kitchen Cookoff

Discovery Kitchen Cookoff flyer

Discovery Kitchen Cookoff is hosted by Chartwells and provides engaging opportunities for students to test their culinary skills as junior chefs.


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!

Eligibility Free & Reduced Price Meals

Please direct any questions regarding eligibility for meals to Josie Medina.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s Target Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
fax: 202-690-7442; or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.