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Food Guidelines for LCFF Funds

FOOD requisitions must include:

  • Date of Event / Topic of Event
  • Duration – start/end time of event (all day or specific hours)
  • Description of food purchase (i.e. sandwich tray and drink; muffins, juice, and coffee)
  • Expected # of attendees (i.e. 50 teachers; 25 parents; 30 students)
  • Estimated cost of food per person (Tax & Delivery included)
  • LCFF only 
  • Attach PD agenda

Food Purchases


Funding Source

Funding Limit

Food Items for teacher professional learning (PD)


PD at least 7.25 hours

(All day on non-contracted school day)

·         Light snack

o    $5 per person


·         Lunch - only if lunch break is less than 45 minutes

o    Less than $12 per person


PD must be at least 4 hours

·         Light snack

·         less than $5 per person


PD/Meeting less than 4 hours

·         Water, snack

·         not to exceed $50 per meeting


No breakfast

Food items for students


1.    Must meet Wellness policy guidelines & have Nutrition Services Department approval attached to smartetools requisition

2.    Reasonable Cost

Food items for parents


Please be prudent and encourage healthy options, while providing a welcoming environment

FACE -0044


Parent cafe, FACE education nights, snacks for parent meetings (plan with FACE and Principal for reasonable amount- as this is from total LCAP FACE allocation for supplies)


Light snack for parent meeting (SSC, ELAC, AAPAC) not to exceed $50 per meeting


Unallowable Funding Sources for Food Purchases

Title I 3010 & 3150
Restricted Attendance Incentive funds 0040
Flexible Attendance fund 0041 not allowed for food “incentives”