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Food Services

The goal of our Food Services Department is to provide healthy and delicious food for students, prepared fresh daily to help enhance their overall learning experience. Our team is standing by to help with any nutrition information, special diet requests or other questions you may have.

Staff Directory

NAME TITLE PHONE

Jason Crutchfield

Director of Business Services (408) 522-2226

Elaine Alfaro

Senior Account Specialist (408) 522-2231

Ruth Sandoval

Purchasing Agent (408) 522-2218

Chean Hoang

School Food Service Manager, CHS (408) 366-7302

Paula Lopez

School Food Service Manager, FHS (408) 522-2425

Terri Fortson

School Food Service Manager, HHS (408) 522-2569

Jason Senior

School Food Service Manager, LHS (408) 366-7740

Debbie Herrera

School Food Service Manager, MVHS (408) 366-7660

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Free and Reduced Meal Program

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program created to provide nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day.

If you believe you may qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Meal program, please read the information and frequently asked questions below and then complete the attached program information. All information provided is confidential.

Please return all completed applications to the District Office.

For translated applications in additional languages, please visit the USDA's School Meals website.

For assistance with applications please contact Elaine Alfaro at the District Office (408) 522-2231 or e-mail at elaine_alfaro@fuhsd.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Get Free or Reduced Price Meals?

  • All children in households receiving benefits from CalFresh, CalWORKS, or FDPIR are eligible for free meals.
  • Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible
  • for free meals.
  • Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals.
  • Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.
  • Children may receive free or reduced price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if you household income falls at or below the limits on this chart.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CHILDREN QUALIFY AS HOMELESS, MIGRANT OR RUNAWAY?

Do the members of your household lack a permanent address? Are you staying together in a shelter, hotel, or other temporary housing arrangement? Does your family relocate on a seasonal basis? Are any children living with you who have chosen to leave their prior family or household? If you believe children in your household meet these descriptions and haven’t been told your children will get free meals, please call or email Jason Crutchfield, Director of Business Services, at Jason_crutchfield@fuhsd.org or (408) 522-2226.

DO I NEED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH CHILD?

No. Use one application for all students in your household that are District (FUHSD) students. We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so be sure to fill out all required information. Return the completed application to your school.

MY CHILD’S APPLICATION WAS APPROVED LAST YEAR. DO I NEED TO FILL OUT A NEW ONE?

Yes. Your child’s application is only good for that school year and for the first few days of this school year. You must send in a new application unless the school told you that your child is eligible for the new school year. If you do not send in a new application that is approved by the school or you have not been notified that your child is eligible for free meals, your child will be charged the full price for meals.

I GET WIC. CAN MY CHILDREN GET FREE MEALS?

Children in households participating in WIC may be eligible for free or reduced price meals. Please send in an application.

WILL THE INFORMATION I GIVE BE CHECKED?

Yes. We may also ask you to send written proof of the household income you report.

WHAT IF I DISAGREE WITH THE SCHOOL’S DECISION ABOUT MY APPLICATION?

You should talk to school officials. You also may ask for a hearing by writing to or calling Jason Crutchfield, Director of Business Services, at jason_crutchfield@fuhsd.org or (408) 522-2226.

MAY I APPLY IF SOMEONE IN MY HOUSEHOLD IS NOT A U.S. CITIZEN?

Yes. You, your children, or other household members do not have to be U.S. citizens to apply for free or reduced price meals.

WHAT IF MY INCOME IS NOT ALWAYS THE SAME?

List the amount that you normally receive. For example, if you normally make $1000 each month, but you missed some work last month and only made $900, put down that you made $1000 per month. If you normally get overtime, include it, but do not include it if you only work overtime sometimes. If you have lost a job or had your hours or wages reduced, use your current income.

WHAT IF SOME HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS HAVE NO INCOME TO REPORT?

Household members may not receive some types of income we ask you to report on the application, or may not receive income at all. Whenever this happens, please write a 0 in the field. However, if any income fields are left empty or blank, those will also be counted as zeroes. Please be careful when leaving income fields blank, as we will assume you meant to do so.

WE ARE IN THE MILITARY. DO WE REPORT OUR INCOME DIFFERENTLY?

Your basic pay and cash bonuses must be reported as income. If you get any cash value allowances for off-base housing, food, or clothing, it must also be included as income. However, if your housing is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative, do not include your housing allowance as income. Any additional combat pay resulting from deployment is also excluded from income.

WHAT IF THERE ISN’T ENOUGH SPACE ON THE APPLICATION FOR MY FAMILY?

List any additional household members on a separate piece of paper, and attach it to your application. Contact Elaine Alfaro at elaine_alfaro@fuhsd.org or (408) 522-2231.

MY FAMILY NEEDS ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. ARE THERE OTHER PROGRAMS WE CAN APPLY FOR?

Yes. For information on CalFresh and CalWORKs, review the CalFresh webpage, contact CalFresh by phone at 877-847-3663 or contact your county welfare department. For additional assistance in your local area, contact the California referral hotline by phone at 211.

Online Cafeteria Accounts

Infinite Campus Point of Sales System

In order to improve service to our students and staff, the Fremont Union High School District has upgraded the food service sales and inventory system at all of our schools with the Infinite Campus Food Service and Online Payment system. FUHSD already uses Infinite Campus for or student data system, so this move has provided full integration of all student data.

In the system, parents and guardians can use their Infinite Campus portal accounts to conveniently log on and view individual or family meal account balances, sign up to receive low balance e-mail notifications and view daily meal purchases in real time. Of course, the parent portal also allows you to view your student’s attendance, grades and more.

The Infinite Campus Food Service system includes Campus Online Payments, a reliable and secure payment processing solution that allows you to submit food service and school-related fees 24/7 via the Campus Portal. Payments can be made for one child or the entire household. Account balances can also be viewed via the Campus Mobile Portal app. The app can be downloaded free from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon, depending on your device.

The food service program/prices will remain the same for the rest of this school year and please remember that students can always pay for food items in the lunch line with cash or check.

If you have any questions regarding Food Service or Online Payments, please contact your school’s Food Service Manager.

Please read these detailed instructions on how to use the on-line payment system.

Why Use an Online Account?

Online payments are a fast and efficient way of paying for items in our cafeterias. Below is a partial list of the benefits:

  • You know what your money is being used for.
  • Only food items can be purchased. Cash cannot be taken out of the account.
  • You can put money into your student's account anywhere and anytime - you don’t have to hassle with spare change each day.
  • Your money won't be lost on the way to school.
  • Free/Reduced students cannot be distinguished from other students. Not even the Cashier can tell.
  • Since less cash is handled, cashier lines will move faster.

You do not have to pay online to put money into your student's account. Just bring a check or cash and give it directly to the cafeteria cashier.

Board Policy 5030 - Student Wellness

The Board of Trustees of the Fremont Union High School District recognizes the link between student health and learning and desires to provide a comprehensive program promoting healthy eating and physical activity for District students.

The District Wellness Council assists with policy development and advises the District on health-related issues, activities, policies and programs. Read the full Board Policy.

USDA Non-Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form online or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.