Nutrition Services

School Year 2023-24

All DDSD schools (except Arthur Academy and CTP) will provide students a breakfast and a lunch at
NO CHARGE this school year due to the CEP program (Community Eligibility Provision).
For information on meal applications for non-CEP schools and programs, visit our Free & Reduced Meal webpage.

Hiring: Substitute Cooks

We are looking for people that enjoy cooking and interacting with students, while providing them tasty meals. Many daytime shifts are available and range from 3–8 hours, Monday through Friday. Shifts are On-Call only.
For more info or to apply go to Employment Opportunities.

Supply Shortages

During the 2022-23 school year, our school district did not receive expected food orders due to supply chain shortages. As a result, schools had to make last-minute changes to the menu. We hope this school year will have improvements to supply chain issues, but we may continue to have shortages. We are diligent at providing safe, nutritious, and appealing meals to our students.

In this video, SNA (School Nutrition Association) shares what parents need to know about supply chain issues and their impact on school meals. Please talk to your child about the potential for these variations.

We appreciate your patience, flexibility, and understanding as we work to provide school meals in a changing environment.


P-EBT benefits provided through Oregon Department of Human Services, ended December 2023.
For more information visit

Companies that provide local products in our district:

Aloha Produce | Bob’s Red Mill | Dairy Fresh | Don Pancho | Gregg’s | Kiyokawa Orchards | NorPac Foods
Pacific Foods | Reser’s Fine Foods | Tortilleria Y Tienda De Leon’s | Umi Organic | Ventura Foods

DDSD Wellness Policy

Contact Information:

Nutrition Services Office

2900 SE 122nd, Portland, OR 97236
Phone: 503-261-8233
Email: nutrition_services

Nutrition Services Department Staff

Nutrition Services ManagerBrynn Richardsonext 8233
Nutrition Services SupervisorDiane Droogerext 8231
Nutrition Services AssistantVacantext 8296

Nondiscrimination Statement 
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or
2. fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.