Food Services

John Oakley, Director

520-545-2143 Fax

2238 E. Ginter Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
United States
32° 8' 15.7164" N, 110° 56' 15.8604" W

Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Food & Nutrition department to ensure that all Sunnyside Unified School District students receive healthy and nutritious meals daily to ensure that all students achieve academic success and contribute positively to a diverse, changing, democratic society.

It is the Vision of the Food & Nutrition department to achieve the highest level of happiness and satisfaction with all students, parents, teachers, administrators, and department employees. This includes the delivery of our goods and services in a way that is healthy and fun for students, well-received by our parents, popular with our teachers, trusted by administrators, and sensitive to our employees.

Department Facts
We served over 3 million breakfast, lunch, A la Carte and adult lunches in 2008-2009. Every Sunnyside District school provides a Free and Reduced Meals Program for eligible students. All meals served in our schools meet USDA / ADE criteria for nutritious meals.

Each school also participates in the Roving Chef Program once per year. This program highlights the nutrition education by providing cooking classes for students at each elementary and middle school across the district. To find out more about this program visit the Roving Chef page.

Schools offering free breakfast to all students: 

  • Elvira Elementary
  • Esperanza Elementary
  • Los Amigos Elementary
  • Los Ranchitos Elementary
  • Apollo Middle School
  • Chaparral Middle School

Schools offering a free after-school snack to all students:

  • Craycroft Elementary
  • Drexel Elementary
  • Elvira Elementary
  • Esperanza Elementary
  • Gallego Basic Elementary
  • Liberty Elementary
  • Los Ranchitos Elementary
  • Los Niños Elementary
  • Ocotillo Elementary
  • Santa Clara Elementary
  • Summit View Elementary
  • Apollo Middle School
  • Chaparral Middle School

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