Plumas Lake Elementary School District

Free Meals for Children Under 18

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Thank you,
Nutrition Services Team
Plumas Lake Elementary School District
Make It A Meal

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Did you know your students have the power of choice with their school meals?  There's plenty of choices to make each day, and no two plates are ever exactly the same!
Choose what you eat, eat what you choose
A breakfast meal includes at least 1/2 cup serving of fruits or vegetables and at least 2 servings of two other food groups.
A lunch meal includes at least 1/2 cup serving of fruits or vegetables and at least 2 other food groups on the plate.
Serving up Success: Nutrition Service Department

Serving up Success: Nutrition Service Department

The District Nutrition Services department is committed to providing complete, nutritious and pleasing meals to all students. Every meal will meet the USDA requirements for nutrition, enabling all students to prepare for academic development.

The Nutrition Services department provides breakfast and lunch for all students who want to participate. We host kitchens at Rio Del Oro Elementary, Cobblestone Elementary, and Riverside Meadows Intermediate School.  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and funded through federal and state programs, the program makes meals available for all students. The application for the Meal Benefit Program (Free and/or Reduced Meal Program) is available here. For more information about the Meal Benefit Program, click here.

Students may buy lunch for $0.00 and breakfast for $0.00. Students may be eligible to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch meal each school day, or one reduced priced lunch meal at a cost of $ 0.00 and one reduced priced breakfast meal at a cost of $ 0.00. 
Everyone can buy our delicious non-fat chocolate or low-fat original milk for $ 0.50.  
Adult meals and extra items, such as a second entree are available for purchase at regular menu price and are not included within the Meal Benefit Program.
Your family can fill out a Meal Benefit Program Application at any time!  Your family may qualify for Free or Reduced priced meals based on household income or receipt of benefits such as CalFRESH or CalWORKS.  Additionally, if your family qualifies for Free or Reduced priced meals, you may qualify for benefits such as CalFRESH.
If you need assistance completing this form, please contact Mary DeLong at (530) 743-4428 ext. 770 
Please be sure to pay any negative balances on your child's account immediately! If you believe your family needs a payment plan, please contact Mary DeLong at (530) 743-4428 ext 770.
For your convenience, you may pay your account balance by visiting (a small vendor fee DOES apply) or by mailing your check to the Plumas Lake Elementary School District Office at the address below.  Please make checks payable to "Food Service."
Plumas Lake Elementary School District
2473 Plumas School Road
Plumas Lake, CA 95961
If you have questions about your family's account, please contact the Director of Nutrition Services, Mary DeLong.
Farm to School Program

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Farm to School brings healthy food from local farms to school children nationwide.  See how Plumas Lake is providing our students locally grown items.
Check out some information and pictures from some of our locally sourced produce by clicking here!
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Wellness Commitee

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Nutrition is only part of what we do!  Our program is committed to healthy living, and we want your help to be the best we can be.
Our Wellness Committee is interested in topics such as healthy eating, physical activity, general health knowledge, and community outreach.
If you are interested in being a part of the PLESD Wellness Committee please contact the Nutrition Services Department at 530-743-4428 ext 770 for details.
Debit Card, Credit Card, and our Online Payment Portal

Debit Card, Credit Card, and our Online Payment Portal

The Nutrition Service Department partners with to offer a secure online payment portal
for families. You will need to know your students ID number in order to set up an account.
At this time, the online payment portal with MySchoolBucks is the only way for families to make payments with credit or debit cards.  Cash and check payments are welcome at the school sites and the District Office.
Please note the following details about MySchoolBucks:
  • A low cost convenience fee for cafeteria account deposits will be added to the transaction, which will cover all deposits made within a single transaction. You can now pay on more than one student's account at a time and only be charged a single convenience fee.
  • MySchoolBucks has the following payment methods available for use:
    • Visa®
    • Mastercard®
    • Discover®
    • Electronic Check
  • You can set up automatic email reminders!  We cannot set these alerts up for you, but are happy to help with other account management tools.

If you have any questions please feel free to call the Nutrition Services Department at 530-743-4428 ext.770

Account Balances

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If your family receives email or phone notification from the Nutrition Services Department regarding a low or negative account balance, you can contact the Nutrition Services Department at the District Office for an updated account balance statement, and transaction history for your child.  
The best way to stay on top of your student's purchasing patterns is to download the FREE MySchoolBucks app and monitor your student's transactions in real time.
You can also check your student's account balances, transactions, and make payments online using our secure third-party payment system with
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
  • mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  • fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  • email:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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