Welcome to Food & Nutrition Services
Welcome to Food & Nutrition Services. Our skilled and friendly staff is here to serve you. Breakfast is served prior to the beginning of the school day. Please see our School Meal Menus page for breakfast serving times for each school. All meals include healthy grains, lean proteins, a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, and choice of nonfat white or flavored milk.
Below you will find information about school meals, payments and financial assistance, food and nutrition policies, and ways to get involved. If you don’t see what you need, feel free to contact us!
Important Information & Updates:
Free Meals Madison Students
All meals are free to all children 18 years of age and younger through June 30, 2022, regardless of eligibility or financial status. We encourage all students to utilize this free program to help financially support our staff and department costs. To view the full menu, please visit our menus page. Students can receive breakfast and lunch for free by coming through the cafeteria line like they normally would at their school's designated breakfast and lunch meal time or order their meals with their teacher if they are being delivered to the classrooms on all enrolled school days Monday-Friday (school holidays and breaks are excluded). Please make every effort to attempt to maintain 3 foot physical distancing while on campus per the Madison School District School Opening Plan 2021-2022.
Wearing a face mask is required for picking up meals. Please maintain physical distancing while on campus per the Madison School District School Mitigation 2021-2022.
Free Meals for Madison Virtual Academy Students & Community Children
**PLEASE NOTE: Bulk bag orders or pickups will not be available for 9/8/2021. The next distribution date will be 9/15/2021. The form will open 9/2/2021 for the 9/15 distribution date.**
All meals are free to all children 18 years of age and younger through June 30, 2022, regardless of eligibility or financial status. There are two options for free meals for our Madison Virtual Academy Students and any child in the community 18 years old and younger.
- The Free Bulk Bag Program: Madison No. 1 Middle School will be open every Wednesday (school holidays and breaks are excluded) from 4:10-5:30 PM via car drive thru pick up service. This bulk bag program will continue for as long as pickup numbers remain consistent. These bulk bags include 5 days of breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper for one child. Pre-orders are required in order to pick up a bulk bag for your child at https://bit.ly/2L1Kcy0. Pre-order forms close either when we reach our own max capacity or on the deadline, whichever occurs first. The deadline to submit bulk bag pre-orders for next week's distribution day is every Thursday at 1:00 PM. The pre-order form for bulk bags re-opens on Thursdays between 1:30-2:00 PM for the next earliest distribution day.
- Cafeteria Visit: Madison Virtual Academy Students or any child in the community 18 years of age and younger can receive breakfast and lunch for free by coming through the cafeteria line at any Madison School District cafeteria during the school's designated breakfast and lunch meal time on Mondays-Fridays (school holidays and breaks are excluded). Please follow the school site's procedures for entering campus through the school front office. Please make every effort to attempt to maintain 3 foot physical distancing while on campus per the Madison School District School Opening Plan 2021-2022.
All meals until June 30, 2022, are free to any child 18 years of age and younger. This legislation was passed by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This is due to the commitment that USDA has made to ensure that all children across America have access to nutritious food as the nation recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. In conjunction with the federal USDA, the State's own Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is able to reimburse a portion of the cost for every free meal served during this time frame for our school district. For more information, please see the USDA press release here: https://www.usda.gov/
media/press-releases/2020/10/ 09/trump-administration- extends-free-meals-kids- entire-school-year. We welcome all children to participate in this program so that our department can continue to be successful. Additionally, we encourage our families to pay off any remaining balances accrued on their student's school meal accounts at this time. We ask that these remaining balance payments are done via cashless methods to ensure the safety for our staff. Payment can be made through check payment made out to Madison Food & Nutrition Services or online through our Titan Family Portal system https://family. titank12.com/. If you would like to donate an amount to help lower remaining meal account balances for other children in our District, please select the Feed it Forward option when making payments through the Titan Family Portal system. Thank you for your continued support of our program.
"Feed it Forward" and Help Madison Students
Did you know? Titan offers a “Feed it Forward” account which allows families to add an additional amount to their meal account payment to help provide meals to children.
This will allow Madison to collect donations into a school account and use the funds to help students purchase meals.
Thank you for supporting Madison students!
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Join Our Team
We welcome parents to consider a job in the school cafeteria. We offer both part and full time positions. Professional development is offered throughout the year, as well as unique networking opportunities with other school food service professionals throughout the state. Visit the employment sections of the website and apply for a food service caterer substitute position today. We have a career path for those who are interested in a career with school food service. We provide on the job training in food safety, culinary skills, cashiering, and management.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.