Lunch Applications

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Grab 'n' Go meals safe:

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Meal Applications


We are now accepting meal applications for the 2020-2021 school year! 

For more information, please read below.

¡Ahora estamos aceptando solicitudes para el almuerzo!

Para obtener más información, lea a continuación.



FREE Grab 'N' Go Meals are Available!

Click on the flyer below for more information:

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Meal Application and Payments:

We still encourage Hawthorne School District households to submit a meal application at, as applications are valid for the entire school year, and a completed meal application qualifies your child's school for additional funding providing special programs for all students. 


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Please note:  A new application must be submitted ANNUALLY to determine eligibility of meal benefits.


For online payments, click on the icon below:

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Mission:  We are open to change, continually improving our products and service, making meal time enjoyable for our students.

Values:  Safety, Honesty, Healthful Foods, Personal Best

Vision:  Students are eating safe and healthful foods prepared with care by the Student Nutrition employees.  The students are greeted with respect and enthusiasm.  Each employee puts forth her and his personal best in their daily tasks, for themselves, their co-workers, and the student in front of them.

1. Provide pleasant customer service to the students. 
2. Serve presentable and tasty food.
3. Increase student fruit and vegetable consumption. 
4. Work at involving parents in educating and providing healthy foods for students, at school and at home. 
5. Create a positive experience for students while being served their food in the lunch room. 
6.Follow the menu that has been analyzed, serving the proper portion sizes, as required by the USDA. 
7. Maintain equipment in good repair. 
8. Follow standard operating procedures for the heating and storage of food. 
9. Follow standard operating procedures for a clean and sanitary kitchen. 
10. The National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs are the most legislative meals in America. It is our goal to adhere to the Federal, State and County regulations.


Earned Income Tax Credit Information 

Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its Web site at

You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its Web site at