Through the Central Kitchen project, the Sacramento City Unified School District Nutrition Services Department is embarking on a path to forever change the role of food in the lives of the students we serve.

1 Kitchen
80 Schools
43,000 Meals Served Daily
8,000,000 Meals Served Per Year
Highland Orchard
Highland OrchardPenryn, CA

Locally Sourced

We offer a robust Farm to School program that provides high-quality, locally sourced ingredients from across the state of California, resulting in nutritious and sustainable food offerings, all while supporting our local growers.

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What’s Cookin’

Starting April 5, 2021 we will be offering curbside meal services on Mondays only from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at select school sites.  Families are encouraged to maintain 6 feet social distancing at all times and will be required to wear a face cloth covering while on school premises. More information on changes to our curbside meal distribution can be found here.

During curbside meal pick up, meals will be provided to cover the nutritional needs during distance learning days. Some of those entree items may need to be reheated. Heating instructions for entrees can be found here.


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Central Kitchen Entrance Digital Mockup
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The Central Kitchen Project

The Sacramento City Unified School District is launching its Central Kitchen Project, where food will be prepared locally and sent to schools. The project is being funded by Measure R which voters passed in 2012, to allow the district to improve the health and safety of children.

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