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Carol G. Peck Elementary School provides quality breakfast and lunch programs for all students. 

A menu is sent home monthly.


Serving Schedule:


7:20 – 7:50 AM

All Grade Levels


10:30 – 11:15



11:00 – 11:45

2 nd Grade


11:30 – 12:15

1 st Grade


12:00 – 12:45

3 rd Grade

*Times include recess directly after students have finished eating.


Meal Prices:


                     Per Day



Student Breakfast (reduced)




Student Breakfast (paid)




Adult Breakfast




Student Lunch (reduced)




Student Lunch (paid)




Adult Lunch




Adult Mini Lunch





The cafeteria uses a computerized meal tracking system.  Students can pay in advance for any number of days.  Deposits on meal accounts are encouraged to prevent the loss of children's money.  Any amount of money may be deposited into the student’s account, for any number of days (a week, a month or the entire year). The account will be debited for meals eaten (breakfast, lunch or both).  Students will key in a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access and record payment for their meal transactions.


Cash may also be used at the door to purchase a single meal.  However, the  For the single meal purchase, send nothing larger than a five-dollar bill. Students may also purchase milk for $.25.  If a whole lunch is purchased, milk is included.

Families may apply for the free or reduced breakfast and lunch program.  An application is sent home with every child the first week of school or the applications may be picked up in the school office or the cafeteria.  Income guidelines are on the application form.  Only one application form needs to be completed per family.  The completed application should be returned to the school office as soon as possible.  The Federal Guidelines change each school year , so a new application needs to be submitted each school year.  Children qualifying for free lunches are processed exactly as the paid accounts.

Guidelines from Alhambra District Child Nutrition Department:

  • Meal charges are not allowed.
  • The cafeteria clerk reminds students when their meal account has only two meals remaining.
  • Students must have money in their account, or lunch money for the day, in order to receive meals.  Advance deposits on account saves students time in lines.
  • On three occasions during the school year, students in grades K-3 will be given an alternate meal of a peanut butter sandwich, cheese wedge, carrot and celery sticks, an apple and milk when they have a “zero” account balance or no lunch money for the day.
  • During student meal service, no outside food service (i.e. McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.) is allowed in the cafeteria.  Sack lunches are permitted.
  • Milk can be purchased to go with sack lunches for 25¢.  If the student is not buying milk, parents are encouraged to provide unsweetened fruit juice for sack lunches.
  • Soda pop or other carbonated drinks are not allowed with either school meals or sack lunches.