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For questions, concerns and/or comments about our Food & Nutrition Services, please email

If your child has a medical condition, including food allergies, that require meal accommodations -  please fill out the Medical Statement to Request Special Meals and/or Accommodations form

Questions about the prior lunch program including MealTime can be directed to the Hot Lunch Logistics Coordinator Krista Mahlberg.

Hot Lunch Program

2022-2023 Lunch Service Overview 

Free Breakfast and Lunch for All

Check out Orinda USD's Food & Nutrition Service webpage here.

Beginning of 2022-2023 communications about lunch

Partial message from Aida Glimme Aug 2, 2022: Starting on Tuesday, August 9, Orinda USD will be providing free breakfast and lunch to all students. The State of California is instituting a Universal Meal Program which requires all schools in California to provide students with free breakfast and lunch. We ask for your patience and understanding as we learn and adjust.

For information regarding our breakfast and lunch program, please visit the Orinda USD website. There you will find our August Breakfast and Lunch menus, as well as other important information. 

Wagner Ranch Specific Update from Dr. Shirley Clem, Aug 1st, 2022

While we will miss Chef Basil and Chef Madonna, we have contracted with Sodexo and new people will be joining the food team. Sodexo will provide freshly cooked hot lunch choices and a fresh salad bar each day. In order to have the right amount of meals available, the lunch menu will be shared on the district website, and students will indicate whether or not they are getting school lunch in advance. As we acclimate to a new lunch program, parents might consider providing their child with extra favorite snacks. We will need 2-3 parent volunteers to help with lunch each day. More information about lunch will be forthcoming.


Additional Details

Information on the California Universal Meals program can be found on the California Department of Education's website here.  

Overview of Changes for 2022-2023

  • Breakfast and Lunch will be provided free to all students
    • See the Orinda USD website for breakfast schedule.  Only TK and K will have breakfast offered before school.
  • Orinda USD has selected Sodexo to continue as the vendor for the 2022-2023 school year. 
    • New Chefs will be working at Wagner Ranch.  
    • Chefs Basil and Madonna opted to not return. 
  • Parent volunteers will still be needed but the specific tasks and number need is not confirmed. Since lunch will be free we will not be giving out vouchers.
  • A new meal tracking program will replace MealTime.  All prior MealTime balances were closed out.  Any requested refunds should be in hand by end of August 2022.  If you expected a refund and do not have that by end of August 2022 please contact Krista Mahlberg

Summary of what you need to know: 

  • Breakfast and Lunch Start Date: August 9, 2022 (first day of school)
    • See the Orinda USD website for breakfast schedule.  Only TK and K will have breakfast offered before school.
  • It is recommended that you discuss with your child what they are allowed to eat and drink at breakfast and lunch
  • Prices: All meals are free.
  • Salad/ Variety bar includes (STATUS OF SALAD/ VARIETY BAR IS TBD) 
  • Both white and chocolate milk are available (TBD)
  • Water: A water station is available in the lunch area to use to fill personal water bottles. Each child should bring their own labeled bottle but cups are also available. Bottled water is not provided.
  • In an effort to be as green as possible, straws are not provided. Aids will help any kids that need help opening milk and learning to drink from the small carton.
  • Girl holding lunchLunch Process: TBD

fruits in cafeteria traysSodexo Chefs and OUSD are looking forward to providing our children with healthy and tasty meal experiences during the school year.