Littleton Elementary School District #65

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Food Services

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SFE is proud to partner with Littleton Elementary School District with the mission of enhancing your children’s quality of life through fresh and wholesome food, a strong focus on nutrition, and unparalleled customer service.

We offer four entree concepts at lunch as well as milk, sides, and a fresh vegetable and fruit bar daily. Meals are nutritionally analyzed to meet federal standards of nutrition and offered at prices that won’t destroy your budget. You may use meal accounts, cash, or checks to purchase lunch, but please be aware that if a check is returned for insufficient funds, we will be unable to accept another from that source.

National School Lunch Program

The information collected on meal applications for the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) can do more than just provide free and reduced-price meals. Meal applications benefits include P-EBT, school funding, athletics, internet access, school meals, and more. See the flyer below for more information.

Turn in your meal application today to take advantage of these additional benefits and ensure your school continues to receive funding! Completed applications are processed within 10 days and kept confidential.

Food in the Classroom

To ensure children remain safe in our schools and in accordance with the Maricopa County Department of Environmental Services, food brought into the classroom for snacks and parties must come from a commercial source. They cannot be homemade. Items should be individually wrapped or served with disposable gloves to avoid hand contact and cross contamination.

Breakfast in the Classroom

Did you know all students at Littleton receive free breakfast in their classroom each morning? Each breakfast consists of a main item such as an egg and cheese breakfast taco, a 100% whole grain muffin, or a pancake, a cup of fruit or vegetable, and a variety of low-fat and fat-free milk.

Lunch Choice and Good Nutrition

Menus at Littleton ESD are planned using the Assisted Nutrient Standard Menu Planning System. The district offers a variety of meal choices and guarantees all menus meet federal and state nutritional standards. We work to keep sodium, fat, and cholesterol low and fiber, vitamins, and minerals high while still offering foods that kids love. Beyond nutrients, you will notice whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and vegetarian options on our menus.

Every day we offer four entrée choices at lunch. Every child also has the option of fat-free or 1% milk and a trip through the salad/fruit bar. As part of encouraging healthy eating and activity, we supply nutrition education on the back of the each month’s menu and encourage our students to “pick five” every day.


The Food Service Department can meet all your catering needs! From a continental breakfast to an office meeting to an elegant dinner, we welcome the opportunity to serve you and customize your special events. Please contact the director of nutrition for the catering menu and pricing.

To provide Littleton Elementary District with the best-catered services, we request at least five days advance notice. Our fee structure for catering is strictly to recuperate costs; we take our food cost and add 30% to cover food cost, labor, and paper services.

SFE understands that schedule changes occur and the need to cancel may be necessary. We ask that you communicate your cancellation as soon as possible in order to minimize cancellation fees. The Food Service Department must recover all catering equipment from the event location.

Once you have submitted your catering request, you will receive a confirmation email. Please enter a purchase requisition to get approval for use of district funds, if eligible. If another organization or person pays for the request, please include this information on the initial request.

Roving Chef Program

Have you heard about our hands-on cooking classes? This program is an exciting hands-on cooking class that will take place 45 minutes before lunchtime. Your child will get to tour the “back of the house” in the cafeteria, learn how to properly sanitize and wash their hands, store food, and take temperatures.

Under the guidance of our school district director, they will then help in the preparations of a selected dish. The area that they will be cooking in will be set away from the busy kitchen, and we will not permit knife use or open flames. Students will then present their culinary creations to the front office staff and enjoy a special lunch with their fellow chefs! Just have your children let their teacher know they are interested in this class and we will set it up for you.

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Food Service Employment

We occasionally have openings within our district’s school cafeterias for conscientious people who are enthusiastic about encouraging students to make choices for good health and always employ a liberal smile. If you are interested in joining our team of dedicated staff, please review the following information, and contact us with any questions.

2023–2024 School Year

We are now hiring for the upcoming school year. You can pick up an application at the Littleton School District office if you are interested in one of our available positions.

Current Openings:

  • Cashier
  • Cook
  • Food Service Worker
  • Manager in Training

These are part time positions during the school year and are site specific.

A valid Maricopa Food Handler’s Card and an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card are necessary for employment within the food services department. If you already meet these qualifications, please make note of it on your application.

How to Apply:
To apply, fully complete and return an application via:

  • Email
  • Mail to the District office: P.O. Box 280, Cashion, AZ 85329
  • Fax to: 623-478-5622 Attn: Nutrition Services
  • Drop it by your neighborhood school cafeteria

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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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.

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA.

Discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA. Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o con discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] llamando al 800-877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en How to File a Complaint. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al 866-632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por: (1) correo: 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; o (3) correo electrónico.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Free language assistance, auxiliary aids, and/or accommodations are available upon request.

Asistencia lingüística gratuita, ayudas auxiliares y / o alojamiento están disponibles bajo petición.

Littleton’s Summer Meal Program

Join us for Littleton’s summer meal program for both breakfast and lunch, provided by SFE. This program is free to children 18 years and younger. These will be individual meals. Adult breakfasts are $2.00 and adult lunches are $3.50. Please see below for more information.

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