• Food Services Department

    Click here for our Food Service application: Food Service Application

    District Office phone number: (623) 691-4040
    Fax: (623) 691-5925
    Warehouse hours: 6:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
    Office hours: 7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

    Local Wellness Policy

    To read our Local Wellness Policy, click here. To learn how to be a part of the local wellness committee call 623-691-4040.


    Our mission is to serve healthy meals for the body and mind, for positive long-term health and academic success.


    Our vision is to be recognized as the leader in School Nutrition by pioneering innovative methods of linking nutrition to lifelong learning.

    As Cartwright students return to school this year, they’ll find healthy choices in their school cafeterias. School meals meet federal nutrition standards ensuring students receive a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low fat or fat-free milk each school day. Meals must also meet new limits on calories, trans-fat and sodium. We work hard to make these healthy choices delicious for our students. School meals are great tasting and a huge convenience for busy families. We are proud to offer all meals free of charge to students.


    All our school breakfasts meet new standards to ensure students start their day with the nutrition they need to succeed. All grains served will be whole grain rich, and served with a cup of fruit and juice. Research shows that students who start their day with a healthy breakfast perform better in school. That’s why Cartwright is helping make sure students have access to healthy school breakfasts by serving breakfast in the classroom at most of our sites.

    Breakfast in the Classroom

    This year we are pleased to be serving Breakfast in the Classroom at all our schools.

    Dinner Program

    Students and community children (18 & under) can enjoy free dinners at Spitalny from 2:30-4:30 daily, during the regular school year. Dinners or snacks are served at other schools that provide after school activities. The dinner initiative has three goals: fighting childhood hunger, reducing alarming rates of obesity, and drawing more students to after-school programs, where extra academic help is available. Healthy dinners include high-quality protein, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and low-fat milk.

    Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

    We offer a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program at Palm Lane, Cartwright, Spitalny, Tarver, Heatherbrae, Long and Downs. All students are provided with fresh fruits and vegetables in their classroom during the day.

    Cartwright School District’s breakfast, lunch and dinner programs are federally assisted programs that provide nutritionally balanced meals to students each day. All meals served must meet the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans by promoting health and preventing disease through increased intake of fruits, vegetables and grains, while limiting fat, salt and sugar. The most important aspect of our program is to offer students a variety of foods to choose from so that sound nutritional choices are made. Our foods are student tested and accepted. To ensure product consistency, meal participation results are closely monitored.

    For additional information call us at 623-691-4040.

    USDA Non-Discrimination 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: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, 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:

    1. mail:
      U.S. Department of Agriculture
      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
      1400 Independence Avenue, SW
      Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
    2. fax:
      (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
    3. email:

    Free language assistance, auxiliary aids, and/or accommodations are available upon request.  

    This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.


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