Breakfast & Lunch Program

On July 9, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 130 establishing the California Universal Meals Program. Beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year, all school districts, county offices of education and charter schools serving TK through 12th Grades must provide two meals free of charge (breakfast and lunch) during each school day to students requesting a meal, regardless of their free or reduced-price meal eligibility. This new requirement is codified in Section 49501.5 of the California Education Code.

To comply with this new mandate, the Cold Spring School District is providing free Breakfast and free Lunch to any family requesting a meal for their child. 

In order to reserve meals, you must notify the school office at least a week in advance. If you sign up a student they will continue to receive the meal(s) they are signed up for throughout the school year. If you decide to discontinue your student from the program, it is your responsibility to notify the office of the change. Otherwise, they will continue to be required to pick up their meal daily. Confirming your income is a State requirement of the program.

Breakfast will be served between 8:00 AM and 8:15 AM.

Lunch will be served during the regular grade level lunch period between 11:30 AM and 12:15 PM.

Reduced Price Eligibility Scale

free lunch eligibility chart


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) E-mail:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.