The Hidden Gem

El Carmelo Elementary School August 25, 2020

School Lunch

Lunch Application Forms

Should you be interested in free or reduced lunch, applications are below. More information can be found here.


Families that received free or reduced lunch during the 2019-2020 school year need to reapply by September 24, 2020, to avoid being charged for meals.

Lunch Pick-up

PAUSD Food Services continues to offer lunch to ALL FAMILIES who participate in the school lunch program including paid, free, or reduced lunch. Parents will need your child's Student ID number and your lunch account will be charged accordingly.


The “drive-through”/"walk-through"/"bike-through" lunch pick-up for students occurs:


  • Monday: 10:45 am-1:00 pm
  • Tuesday through Friday: 10:30 am-12:10 pm


Locations: JLS, Greene, and Gunn

  • JLS, 480 East Meadow Dr.
  • Green, 750 North California Ave.
  • Gunn, 780 Arastradero Rd.


PLEASE DO NOT GET OUT OF THE CAR, FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF THE FOOD SERVICE STAFF.


If you are walking or biking, please keep at least six feet between each group.


Please do not come if you are sick.

El Carmelo Elementary School

An inclusive & rigorous school in the heart of Palo Alto. Thoughtful educators partner with involved parents. We are the Dragons! We learn, play & grow!