(Valley View kitchen staff ready to serve a Christmas meal for district staff.)
The Food Services Department strives to work together as a team, respectful and considerate of each other to provide for customers nutritious, healthy and appealing meals. To make sure the environment is friendly and clean. To educate themselves so they learn to meet standards and requirements. To always strive to perform duties better than they have ever been done before and to always compete to be the best in what they do, so they can positively affect students.
The Food Services Department includes a self-prep kitchen at six different sites; Toppenish High School, Toppenish Middle School, Kirkwood Elementary School, Garfield Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School and Valley View Elementary School and two transport sites at CATS Academy and the Toppenish Preschool. This department serves monthly, approximately 38,100 breakfast meals, 73,200 lunches, and 4,050 snacks for after school programs.
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) - Emergency School Meals Program
UPDATE: 1/5/21Pandemic EBT CardsThe Pandemic-EBT cards' issuance has taken longer than anticipated. "DSHS is still working on the application for Washington and should be submitting it to USDA soon". So, it could be several months before cards can be issued.More information is to come once we receive the information. In the meantime, the following information is available at this time:
- Cards will automatically be issued to students and there will be no application process.
- All active students in the Toppenish School District qualify based on CEP status.
- The benefits from the P-EBT cards will replace meals that students would have received if not for COVID.
- The funds will cover the time period from the beginning of the school year and through June 2021.
- The benefit amount will be based on the "best feasibly available data" and reflect the educational model of the school district.
- Parents are still encouraged to update any address changes with their student's school(s).
- Parents are encouraged to complete the Family Income Survey. (Click here to view our Annual Family Income Survey Form *please return to your child's school*)
Pandemic-EBT Cards Coming Soon
Pandemic-EBT Cards are coming again soon. A request to families is to keep mailing addresses current with the Toppenish School District in their student's profile. There will be changes in the distribution process from the last time. P-EBT cards may be automatically issued and mailed to families directly without an application process. This is why it is important to have accurate addresses in the students' profiles, otherwise they will be returned to DSHS.
More information is to come. You may call Nora Flores at 509-865-8093 if you have questions.
*******All active students (ages 5-18) in the 2019-20 school year, should qualify for the P-EBT food card - benefit. Parents must apply in order to receive the benefit card and if they do not already receive a food benefit card. If they do already have a food benefit card, then they do not need to apply as the funding will automatically be posted on their card after June 30, 2020.The P-EBT application system is currently being built and should be available for applicants by June 28, 2020 and they have up to August 31, 2020 to apply for the P-EBT card for their student(s).For more information visit: https://medium.com/@waOSPI/what-is-pandemic-ebt-a7a086fcaf94
UPDATES FOR SUMMER FOOD SERVICES PROGRAMS: GRAB-AND-GO MEALS - CURBSIDE DELIVERIESJune 11-30, 2020, 10:30-12:00, M-Th SESSION 1LOCATIONS:Kirkwood Elementary 403 Juniper Street - Toppenish WA 98948Toppenish Middle School 107 Goldendale Ave - Toppenish WA 98948Valley View Elementary 515 Zillah Avenue - Toppenish WA 98948Buena Bus Stop - 770 Buena Road - Buena WA 98921 (by the Buena Post Office)Willow Tree and Golding Farms Bus StopsJuly 6-Aug. 6, 2020, 10:30-12:00, M-Th SESSION 2LOCATIONS:Kirkwood Elementary 403 Juniper Street - Toppenish WA 98948Toppenish Middle School 107 Goldendale Ave - Toppenish WA 98948Buena Bus Stop - 770 Buena Road - Buena WA 98921 (by the Buena Post Office)Please call 945-4823 - Nora Flores, Food Services Director for any questions or concerns.Please visit one site per child daily as regulated. Thank you.
No Cost Meals
No cost breakfast and lunch will be served to students again this year under the Community Eligible Progran /USDA. Snacks are provided to students who participate in after school educational programs at no cost. This is a benefit for all our children.
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable ProgramThe purpose of the program is to:
The Toppenish School District Food Service Department is happy to announce the following schools have been awarded the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program again this year, 2018-19: Kirkwood Elementary, Garfield Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Valley View Elementary.
- Create a healthier school environment by providing healthy food choices.
- Expand the variety of produce students consume.
- Increase students' produce consumption.
- Make a difference in students' diets to impact their present and future health.
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program will be offered to all students at these four schools every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, except during holidays, early release days, and conference week.
Food Services Director
Food Services Clerk/Assistant
THS & CATS Head Cook
TMS Head Cook
Karla Villa Trejo
Kirkwood Elementary & Preschool Head Cook
Garfield Elementary Head Cook
Lincoln Elementary Head Cook
Valley View Elementary Head Cook