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The Nevada Joint Union High School District participates in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. If you now receive food stamps, CalWORKS, Kin-GAP or the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, or if your income meets the eligibility guidelines (outlined below), your student may receive free meals. 

Summer meals are open to all children 18 and under regardless of their school choice and no enrollment paperwork, identification or income verification is required. To find a summer meals location, choose from these three options: text FOOD (or COMIDA for Spanish) to 877-877, dial 2-1-1 for city directories or visit These resources are updated weekly, so check back often to find new locations.


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Breakfast and Lunch served everyday!

At Nevada Union our mission is to create a food program that students and staff will look forward to, enjoy, and find nutritious and satisfying. We will achieve this goal by working towards a program where our food is prepared fresh, from-scratch, in our school kitchens, using locally and regionally sourced ingredients whenever possible. 

All food and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements that are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

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Nevada Joint Union High School District
11645 Ridge Road
Grass Valley, CA 95945

 Name & Position

 Contact Info

Theresa Ruiz

Director of Nutrition Services

Phone: 530-273-9788

Iva Lee

District Office / Lunch Application Processing
Phone: 530 273-3351 ext. 202

Dayna Geiger

Nevada Union High School /Asst. Manager
Phone: 530 273-9788 

Gale Jones

Bear River High School/Asst. Manager
Phone: 530 268-3700 ext. 4708 

Anita Smith

Silver Springs High School/Asst. Manager
Phone: 530 272-2635 ext. 332

card header iconJoin Our Team!

Looking for a part-time or on-call job that allows you to be at home when your family needs you there? Join our team in a School Cafeteria. Please call 530-273-3351, x201 for more information!

To apply for one of our open positions, please apply on-line through Ed-Join.

card header iconNon-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.