Our District's 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.

For more information about the NJUHSD Food Program, including free and reduced qualifications and application, visit the District Website.


The Food Bank of Nevada County is offering drive-through distributions.  Click HERE to see their calendar. 


In partnership with United Way and Interfaith Food Ministry, we are continuing the NU on-campus Food Pantry to help connect families with food. Due to safrety protocols, we have pre-packaged grocery bags of food available. The Food Pantry is located on the NU Campus in G-3, Monday - Friday from 8:30-3:00. Please email Kelley Maloney at kmaloney@njuhsd.com or Alyssa Wittler at awittler@njushd.com to set up a time to come pick up food. 

Nevada Union and Bear River High Schools will offer curb-side meal service every Wednesday for Distance Learners. A hot lunch will be served on that Wednesday along with a weekly bag with 5 lunches and 5 breakfast including snacks. The drive-thru pick up window is from 11:30 - 12:30 in the main NU and BR parking lots near the front office of each school.
On Cohort days, there are several locations for students to pick up food between 12:45 and 12:55 prior to the buses leaving at 1:00pm.  On Tuesdays and Fridays, additional 4 meal, take home bags are also available. Lunches are free to all students but students are required to pre order. Please click the above link for all informtion regarding lunches. United Way will be handing out bags of non perishable food items on Wednesdays, all families are invited to participate.  If you have any questions, please contact food services at 530-273-9788.  
Pre-order lunches (sign-up sheet below).