About Student Nutrition Services
Student Nutrition Services (SNS) is committed to providing students the equitable support they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond, by keeping them nourished along the way. During the normal school year, we serve over 37,000 meals per day at 136 schools across San Francisco.
In 2009, SFUSD’s Board of Education passed the “Feed Every Hungry Child” resolution, formalizing our commitment to ensure students are not denied school meals despite any inability to pay. The District’s nutrition guidelines meet or exceed the standards outlined in Federal, State, and local policies established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and California Department of Education (CDE). We align our procurement practices with the Good Food Purchasing Policy (GFPP), supporting our commitment to the health and equity of our students and our food system.
Nourish our Students with Good Food
Create Dignified Built Environments
Support a Thriving Workforce
Build a Strong School Food Culture
Our Core Values
Everyday we nourish our students with food that enables them to live healthy lives and thrive inside and outside the classroom.
Student Nutrition Services is a student centered, equitable, and financially stable school food ecosystem with thriving employees that provide dignified meal experiences and engage all students in a positive food culture.
Feed Every Hungry Child Resolution
It’s hard to learn when you’re hungry, which is why we provide the same meal options to all students, regardless of their ability to pay. All conversations about payment are done privately with adults, never with the student. In 2009, the SFUSD Board of Education passed the “Feed Every Hungry Child” resolution, formalizing our commitment to ensure students are not denied school meals despite any inability to pay. This ensures that all students have access to fresh, healthy meals. Unpaid meal balances ($296,216.43 for the 2018-19 school year) are deducted from the District’s general fund contribution for Student Nutrition Services.
Our operations are funded through reimbursements from Federal and State governments, local sales, and the SFUSD General Fund. Our innovation projects are funded by the Someland Foundation, No Kid Hungry, the San Francisco Sugary Drinks Distributor Tax and SF 2016 General Obligation Bond.