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Food & Nutrition Services

We Are Hiring!!!  Work near your students and still have time for your family!
Food & Nutrition Services is hiring part-time Substitute Food Servers for the 2021-2022 school year.  To apply, click on the link or call 253-841-8773 for more information.

Free Meals for the 2021-22 School Year

The Puyallup School District will provide all students a free breakfast and lunch, daily, at all school sites, for the 2021-22 school year, due to a USDA-issued waiver. The nationwide USDA waiver allows for free meals for the 2021-22 school year only.

Additional Benefits for Low Income Families Available

Families that previously qualified for free or reduced-priced meal benefits will need to reapply to continue receiving district supported fee reductions and meal benefits throughout 2021-22 and starting 2022-23. Some examples of the benefits and reduced fees available to families who requalify for free and reduced meals include ASB cards, laptop protection and athletic fees.

Those who believe they may qualifyshould also apply for meal benefits to receive available fee reductions.

Parental Consent Needed for Additional Fee Waivers:  Families of children in grades 9-12 who qualify for free and reduced-priced meals, are required to submit a Consent to Share survey to receive additional fee waivers.  New this school year, parental consent is needed to receive additional fee reductions on items such as ASB cards, athletic participation fees, device coverage, and more.   

New USDA Breakfast Meal Services Added To Schools for 2021-22

New breakfast programs, providing students access to USDA grab and go breakfast meals, will be opening on September 2.  We are able to offer these new programs in schools that did not previously qualify for breakfast services, due to a one year USDA waiver. 

The 12 elementary schools that will start new programs on the first student day are: Brouillet Elementary, Carson Elementary, Edgerton Elementary, Evans Elementary, Fruitland Elementary, Maplewood Elementary, Meeker Elementary, Mt View Elementary, Northwood Elementary, Pope Elementary, Shaw Road Elementary, and Zeiger Elementary.  Service times start 15 minutes prior to the school tardy bell.  

The schools who previously offered USDA grab and go breakfasts, will continue to offer the meal service, as they did, prior to the pandemic.  The schools with pre-existing programs are: Aylen Junior High, Ballou Junior High, Edgemont Junior High, Emerald Ridge High School, Firgrove Elementary, Ferrucci Junior High, Glacier View Junior High, Hunt Elementary, Karshner Elementary, Kalles Junior High, Puyallup High School, Ridgecrest Elementary, Rogers High School, Spinning Elementary, Stahl Junior High, Stewart Elementary, Sunrise Elementary, Waller Road Elementary, Wildwood Elementary, and Woodland Elementary.

Contact Us

Judy Bender
Director of Nutrition Services & Logistics Support

Joseph Byrne
Assistant Director, Production and Elementary Food Services 

Robin Osborn
Assistant Director, Logistics and Secondary Food Services

Beth Hawn
Office Manager


3607 17th St SW, Suite A
Puyallup, Washington 98373
Office Hours: 7:00 am-4:00 pm

(253) 841-8773

“The mission of Food and Nutrition Services is to provide high quality, nutritionally sound food service programs that support student learning and Puyallup School District’s strategic plan in a financially solvent manner.

It is the primary goal of Food and Nutrition Services to enhance each student’s ability to learn by providing nutritious, appealing and tasty meals.  A wide variety of food choices are available to help teach students how to develop healthy, lifelong eating habits.  Additionally, food services assists schools, PTA groups, community groups, parents, and teachers by providing a variety of catering services, barbeques, and other types of special event support. It is our ultimate hope that we will delight all of our patrons.”

The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at [email protected]
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).