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Juvenile Court and Community Schools Nutrition Services

About JCCS Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services is committed to providing healthy school meals to our Juvenile Court and Community Schools students. School meals are served to students under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program and follow the nutrition guidelines prescribed by The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The law was designed to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity by providing healthier choices to students. Our Nutrition Services unit is as unique as the students we serve. We presently do not have our own food service facility to prepare and serve food as other school districts do, rather we partner and contract with our county school districts, as well as some innovative commercial companies, to vend compliant breakfast, lunch, and snacks to our school sites. 

Pandemic EBT Food Benefits/ 

Beneficios Alimentarios de la EBT por Pandemia

The Pandemic EBT federal program (P-EBT) provides food benefits to help families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. Click here to learn more about the extra food benefits available with P-EBT.  

El programa federal de Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) proporciona beneficios de alimentos para ayudar a familias con niños que son elegibles para recibir comidas escolares gratuitas o de precio reducido. Pulse aqui para aprender más sobre los beneficios alimentarios que ofrece el programa de P-EBT.  

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025

Home/Dietary Guidelines for Americans

JCCS In-Person Feeding and Meal Distribution: 

Community Schools / Escuelas de Comunidad

As of July 1, 2021 all JCCS Community Schools will be open for In-Person Learning. All students who come to a JCCS Community School site will have access to their school breakfast and lunch meals.Because of this, we will be discontinuing our 5-Day Meal pick-up sites schedules and home deliveries.

We will continue to make available to our JCCS families the emergency food boxes at all JCCS Community Schools. Please feel free to come in during your school operating hours if you want to pick up one while you are enrolling your children for school.

A partir del 1o de Julio del 2021,todas las escuelas comunitarias de JCCS abrirán para Aprendizaje En-Persona. Todos los estudiantes que asistan a una escuela comunitaria de JCCS tendrán acceso a sus comidas de desayuno y lunch. Debido a esto, descontinuaremos la distribución y entrega de los paquetes de comida de 5-Dias.

Seguiremos haciendo disponibles a nuestras familias de JCCS, las cajas de comida de emergencia en todos los planteles de las escuelas de comunidad de JCCS. Si gusta recibir una, por favor venga a su respectiva escuela durante las horas de operación mientras inscribe a sus hijos.

Other Food Distribution Sites (Public)/Otros Sitios de Entrega de Alimentos (Públicos)

SDCOE Comstock Location

Emergency food boxes will be distributed every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. or until supplies last at the SDCOE Comstock St. location (2202 Comstock St., San Diego, 92111). Enter the location via Kelly Street heading west down the hill to the back gate. These food boxes will consist of non-perishable food items that can be made into meals or snacks. (One box per car or walkup)

Plantel Comstock de SDCOE

Se distribuirán cajas con comida de emergencia cada miércoles de 1 a 3 p.m. o hasta agotar cantidades en el plantel de SDCOE en la calle Comstock (2202 Comstock St., San Diego, 92111).  La entrada es por la calle Kelly, dirección oeste, al bajar la colina entrar por la reja de atrás.  Estas cajas contienen alimentos no perecederos que pueden usarse como ingredientes para comidas o refrigerios. (Una caja por vehículo o grupo que llegue a pie)

County Promotes Food Waste-Reduction Program                              

May 4, 2018

Many people do not realize how much food gets thrown away each day.

In 2013 in the U.S., we disposed of over 35 million tons of spoiled and leftover food. This food ends up in landfills and produces methane and other greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.

Schools and individuals can help cut down on that food waste with the help of a food recovery strategy created by the Environmental Protection Agency and overseen locally by the San Diego County Department of Public Health.

Visit the Food: Too Good to Waste website to learn how to help. 

Important Food Service Polices

San Diego County Office of Education, Administrative Regulation 3572

Nutrition Program Compliance (click to download) / Spanish

San Diego County Office of Education, Board Policy 5030

Student Wellness Policy (click to download) / Spanish

Stakeholders will be made aware of their ability to participate in the development, review, update, and implementation of the Juvenile Court and Community Schools Student Wellness Policy through the district website, and various parent/guardian/student group meetings held throughout the year.​

The primary contact for inquiries is:

Jerry Smith
Food Service Program Supervisor

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)

Our school sites are divided into two divisions; the first being, Probation or "housed" facilities with the food service run separately by the San Diego County Probation Department, and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. The second being, all "non-housed" Court and Community Schools that are managed under the San Diego County Office of Education Juvenile Court and Community Schools Nutrition Services department of which, all of our sites are approved under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) making food service to our students at no charge. 

CEP Letters/Forms

Parent Letter: English / Spanish

CEP Form: English / Spanish

CEP Press Release

Lindsay Blended Community School is an education program in partnership with Children of the Rainbow for pregnant and parenting teens in grades 9 through 12 who were referred by probation, social services or school district officials. Children of students at Lindsay Blended Community School attend Lindsay Early Learning Academy, a preschool housed on the same campus.

2225 Commercial Avenue
San Diego, CA 92113

California Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

For more information on these benefits and how to apply, click the below links:

WIC Introduction

WIC Applications

Meal Accommodation​ Information

If a student has a disability or a medical condition and requires a special meal or accommodation please complete the attached form (English / Spanish​)​​. Refer to definitions on reverse side of this form. Schools and agencies participating in federal nutrition programs must comply with requests for special meals and any adapt​ive equipment. 
A licensed physician must sign this form.

Earned Income Tax Credit

Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at

You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at

To check if you qualify, please click on the link below:

Civil Rights Information

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: How to File a Complaint, 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.​​​ Justice for All Poster​

Civil Rights Information / Spanish