Food Service Updates

  • Foodservice News
    Click HERE for the March 2021 Newsletter
    Summer Food Program
    8th Ave. Curbside pickup will continue until the end of May with combo breakfast / lunch meals available from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 10:00 am - 11:00 am on Friday.  

    The Summer Food Program will begin on Tuesday, June 1st.  Meals will be served inside the Middle School Cafeteria:  Hot Breakfast 7:00 am - 9:00 am.  Hot Lunch 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Monday - Friday except for Holidays.  

    A drive through will also be available each day from 10:30 am- 12:30 pm.  A cold breakfast / hot lunch combo meal will be served.  Please enter the parking lot behind the district office off 11th street and proceed to the pick up area behind the cafeteria.  

    Meals are free for children 18 years & under.  Please only get one meal per child per day.  Please do not get meals from both the dining room and drive through.  Adult meals may be purchased for:  $3.00 inside lunch ~ $2.00 inside breakfast ~ $5 drive thru breakfast / lunch combo.  

    Please click on the Menus link on this page to view menus, times and other info.    

    Please call Jon Walker at 348-7005 or email if you have any questions.     


Safford USD School Meal Policy Summary 2020-2021

  • Welcome back!! Please read these important reminders about the school meal program at Safford USD.

    • Applications from last school year are good for the first 30 days of school. Last year’s applications expire on September 15th, 2020.
    • Please turn in your new application ASAP. You can fill out a paper application which will be sent home the first day of school or you may apply online at
    • Meal Prices:
      • Breakfast for all grades is $1.75 for full price and .30 cents for reduced price.
      • Lunches are $2.25 for grades K-6th and $2.50 for grades 7-12th. Reduced price lunches are .40 cents for all grades.
    • Please keep a positive balance on your students account. Students may not charge more than $10 for paid accounts and $2 for reduced which is roughly equal to 4 Lunches.
    • Elementary school students that owe more than $10 will not be refused meals but may be given alternate meals with their accounts charged until balances are paid.
    • Middle and High school students with excessive balances may be refused meals. Please monitor your students account and send them with cash to pay for a meal or please send a sack lunch if they owe more than $10 for paid accounts and $2 for reduced.
    • The cafeterias accept checks or cash. Please make checks out to SUSD Foodservice. Accounts may be paid with a credit card on the website. You will need your students ID number to register for online payment. The online function also allows you to view account and receive emails when low acct.

    Free & Reduced Questions: Susan Carrasco 928-348-7006

    Lunch Account Balances: Cyndi Arbizo 928-348-7056

    Foodservice Questions or Balance Questions: Jon Walker 928-348-7005

Mealtime Online Lunch Program

  • My Mealtime

    Safford School District is using MealTime Online to provide the opportunity for you to view activity and history on your student’s lunch account, check account balances, receive low balance email notifications, and even make credit card deposits into your student's cafeteria account. In addition, the web site allows you to create and submit Free and Reduced Price School Meal Applications. 

    Create a MealTime Online Profile: Once at the MealTime Online website, click on "Create New Profile" and enter a Username and Password that you will use to login to MealTime Online. The Username and Password must be at least 6 characters. For example, Username: jsmith Password: pty845.
    Log in to your MealTime Online account using the Username and Password that you just created.

    Options: At this point you can select MEAL ACCOUNT DEPOSITS to add your student to your profile then deposit money, OR you can select FREE & REDUCED APPLICATIONS to apply online for reduced meal prices.

    Add Your Student: You will need your student’s first name ID number. Click the Meal Account Deposit button then select your school. Click the Add Student link to add your student using your student’s first name and student ID number.

    View Account Balance and History: Once you’ve added your student, click the "View Details" link next to your student's name to view his/her cafeteria account balance and purchase history.

    Make a Deposit: Click on the "Make Deposit" link to make a deposit into your student’s lunch account. There is a transaction fee, which will show at the end BEFORE you complete your transaction, and a $25 minimum deposit. 

    Create an Online Application: Click the Free & Reduced Applications button and follow the wizard to create your application. Again, you will need your student’s first name and ID number. You will receive notification regarding the determination of the application within 10 business days.

    Disable Old PowerLunch Notifications: 
    Many of you may be receiving zero lunch balance warnings from the old PowerLunch system which do not accurately reflect your new lunch balance in MealTime. You will need adjust these notifications by logging into your PowerSchool parent portal account. 

    Go to PowerSchool Parent Portal and log into your parent portal. Click on EMAIL NOTIFICATION and uncheck the box next to Balance Alert. 
    You can apply this to ALL of your students at once by clicking the box next to APPLY THESE SETTINGS TO ALL OF YOUR STUDENTS. Click SUBMIT to apply the changes.


  • Food Service RFP and Accompanying Support Information

    Please click on links below to open / view RFP and supporting documents in PDF format. If any questions or comments please address them via e-mail to Thank you for your interest in our school district food service operations.

    Supporting Documentation
    Amendement #1


  • Food Service Director
    Jon Walker
    928-348-7000 ext. 7005
    SMS Cafeteria
    734 W 11th Street
    Safford, AZ 85546
    Fax: 928-348-7001
    Hours: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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