Child Nutrition

We provide healthy foods that are fresh, local, and made from scratch, because we believe kids come first!

For the 2021-2022 school year students may receive daily one FREE breakfast AND one FREE lunch at no cost.

We have become “CASHLESS” which means we are unable to accept any cash or check payments at the school kitchen or the school office.

There are 3 ways to make a deposit into student accounts:

  • Make a online deposit – see link below.
  • Mail a check to: OUSD, ATTN: Child Nutrition Dept, 500 Dyer St, Orcutt CA 93455
  • Bring check to the Child Nutrition Office 500 Dyer St, Building “B” between 7:30am to 10:00am.

Due to COVID-19 the California Department of Education has required us to stop distributing (online or paper) Free & Reduced Meal Applications. Instead, we are asking families to fill out the “Household Data Collection” form. If your student is already approved for the Free & Reduced Meal Program you do not need to to do anything further. If your student has not been approved please fill out the “Data Household Collection” form. The district relies on additional supplement funding to support programs for students.

The “Household Data Collection” form is located below in the download section below. Please mail to: OUSD, Child Nutrition Dept., 500 Dyer St, Orcutt CA 93455. Drop off: OUSD in the blue USPS box at the entrance. Or email to:

My School Menus – By Health-e Pro: Find meal menus for all school sites.

MyMealTime – Online Payment System: To make online deposits, check balances or manage student meal accounts.

School Nutrition & Fitness Information: A variety of program information, education and links.

The district’s Child Nutrition Department serves breakfast and lunch daily, and seeks to ensure no child is denied meals. The meal program is self-sufficient so that other student services are not impacted when meals are not paid for. Students may pay for meals on a per-meal basis or parents/ guardians may pay for meals in advance online at or by contacting your school office or the Child Nutrition Department at (805) 938-8926. The district will contact you if your account is ten (10) days behind. The District may be able to create a repayment plan or to explain the Free and Reduced meal plan; participation in the plan is confidential. [EC 49510-49520, 49558; 42 USC 1761(a)]

Non-Discrimination Statement 

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, 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 Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Marianne Heuchert, Office Manager
(805) 938-8926,

Bethany Markee, Director of Child Nutrition
(805) 938-8925,

Our Vision

  • As the heart of the communities we serve, the Orcutt Union School District will foster high levels of student success through multiple pathways of learning. Our highly trained, dedicated staff will offer all students a world-class education, that leads the way in innovation and creativity, and will be known for its caring, collaborative and inclusive culture.​

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