Food Service + Lunch Program
Our kitchen, like many homes, is a center of activity and connection. Food is prepared from scratch daily, which differs from most public school lunch programs locally and nationally. We believe that the relationship between nutrition and well-prepared food contributes to school as a learning community and leads to good health habits and more focused learning.
Our lunches often utilize vegetables from our gardens, and we regularly offer a salad bar. Many of our students take dual credit culinary and sustainability classes, and are involved in preparing or serving lunch; as well as growing food.
Approximately 61% of Monte Del Sol’s students qualify for free or reduced breakfast and lunch. This program has provided students with healthier meals, but, more importantly, has given them a real-world view of the concept of sustainability in their personal lives.