The Natomas Unified School District’s Free Summer Meals Program has been operating for a couple of years now but has significantly increased its activity due to the pandemic.


“It first started as lunch, expanded to breakfast and lunch, and then during the pandemic we’ve been able to really expand it. It’s breakfast, lunch, snack, a supper. We’ve been able to put together meals for families to take over the weekend,” said Chris Evans, the Superintendent of NUSD.


This program is available to ALL youth under the age of 18. You do not need to be enrolled in an NUSD school to have access to these free meals. If you arrive with your child to pick up a free meal, no paperwork is required. However, if a parent would like to pick up a meal for their child you will need to bring some paperwork such as student ID cards or a birth certificate for children who are not enrolled in school. Other paperwork options can be found here.


Starting August 1st and ending on August 26th, free meals will be available Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the following locations.


  • American Lakes School
  • Bannon Creek School
  • Inderkum High School
  • Jefferson School
  • Leroy Green Academy
  • Natomas Middle School/H. Allen Hight
  • Natomas High/Discovery High
  • Heron School
  • Natomas Pacific Pathway Prep/Paso Verde School
  • Two Rivers Elementary
  • Witter Ranch Elementary
  • Natomas Park Elementary


These locations have all meals included in the Summer Meals Program available.


Since March 13th, NUSD has provided 819,416 meals and 183,809 snacks according to the official NUSD Facebook page. The Free Summer Meals Program has undoubtedly been a huge help to the Natomas community during the pandemic. If you or anyone you know could benefit from this program more information can be found on the official NUSD website or the official NUSD Facebook page.