To contact Mesquite ISD Food & Nutrition Services, call 972-882-5500. For questions regarding meal benefits or applications, please contact the Meal Processing Office at 972-882-5512.
2020-2021 Curbside Meal Kit Program for VLA Students
MISD Food & Nutrition Services offers curbside meal service providing weekly meal kits to MISD student enrolled in the Virtual Learning Academy. Weekly service will begin Sept. 15, 2020, and will continue each Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at John Horn High School, Mesquite High School and West Mesquite High School. Each kit will consist of (5) breakfasts and (5) lunches. On weeks that contain school holidays, the number of meals served may vary and meal pricing will be adjusted accordingly. Meals must be purchased as a complete kit, and cannot be purchased separately.
All meal kits will be priced according to eligibility. To help ensure a smooth purchasing process, please ensure that there is adequate funding to your SchoolCafe.com account. Meal kits may also be purchased using cash or check.
Pricing for the 2020-2021 school year is as follows:
- Meal Kit Price for Free status - $0.00
- Meal Kit Price for Reduced status - $3.50
- Meal Kit Price for Elementary Paid status – $21.50
- Meal Kit Price for Middle School Paid status - $23.00
- Meal Kit Price for High School Paid status - $23.50
- Meal Kit Price for Visitors (not enrolled in MISD) - $31.25
Free & Reduced-Price Meals
Mesquite ISD provides free and reduced-priced cafeteria meals for students who qualify through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. Every student must qualify each year.
Food & Nutrition Services is proud to serve a healthy breakfast at all campuses.
- All breakfasts are composed of an entrée, one fruit or one juice, and a milk.
- In order to be considered a meal, students must choose at least 3 items including a fruit.
- All entrée items containing grain are 50% whole-grain-rich to provide additional nutrition for growing students.
- Several campuses participate in Breakfast-In-the-Classroom or On-the-House Breakfast in which all students receive a free breakfast.
- Several secondary campuses offer a Grab-N-Go breakfast station, in addition to the hot breakfast, in order to better serve the fast-paced lifestyles of our secondary students.
- Be sure to check out the SchoolCafé app for the most up to date menu at your student’s campus.
Mesquite ISD menus can be found on the School Café website (schoolcafe.com) or on the SchoolCafé app. This tool contains our menus as well as a complete nutrition and allergy breakdown of each item we serve by school. The SchoolCafé app is also available to download to your phone for iPhone and Android. Just search for SchoolCafé in the App Store or Google Play. Take moment to check out all the great features this app contains – including applying for Free & Reduced Benefits right from your phone.
OnlineThrough School Cafe, you can make payments, view purchase history, and receive low balance alerts. For convenience, setup automatic payments to replenish funds in your student's cafeteria accounts.
The Food and Nutrition Services Department will make accommodations for a child with a disability or life-threatening food allergy based on the diet prescribed by the child’s physician. A complete Physician’s Diet Modification form must be on file with the school nurse before accommodations can be made. The form can be downloaded below or obtained from the school nurse.
For those with non-severe allergies or other intolerances, please refer to School Café. This tool has allergy information as well as nutrition information for all menu items served.
If you'd like to join our MISD Food & Nutrition Services team, apply for an open Food & Nutrition position using this online application.
If you have questions about the hiring process or your application status, please contact the Auxiliary Personnel Department at 972-882-7759.
Fill out an application online here