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Food & Nutritional Services

Welcome to Food & Nutritional Services

Many studies have shown that eating habits are established early in life and tend to carry through to adulthood. As a result, the food that children eat now will undoubtedly influence their state of health in later life. Making informed food choices is an integral part of a child’s normal growth and development. Many studies have shown that healthy eating habits developed early in life will encourage healthy eating as an adult.

At Chief Leschi Schools we believe that a proper diet helps students achieve in the classroom through:

  • improved attention in task performance
  • quicker and more accurate retrieval of information (i.e. working memory)
  • fewer errors made in problem solving activities
  • better concentration and ability to perform complex tasks



Chief Leschi Schools has been selected for a 2024-2025 WSDA Farm to School Purchasing Grant! This grant provides funding to secure locally grown produce and food from local area farmers. We are officially partnering with the farms listed below:

  • Sterino Farms for Fruits and Vegetables! 


  • Farm Fresh Northwest for fresh Ground Beef!


  • Four Elements Organic Farms for Fruits and Vegetables!


  • De La Mesa Farms for Vegetables!


  • Little Eorthe Farm for Fruits!


  • Stewart Organics for Vegetables!



We will offer these foods on our menu along with our salad bar throughout the growing season. We are beyond happy to offer these healthier meals from our local farmers to our students!!!

Washington SUN Bucks Summer EBT program

The Summer EBT Program, also known as SUN Bucks, supports children who lose access to free and reduced -price school meals during the summer months. 



  • USDA Resources 
    • Families can call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479)
    • USDA National Hunger Hotline- can be reached Monday–Friday
  • No Kid Hungry Resources



Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program was created by the FCC to help households struggling to pay for internet service. As part of that effort, the FCC is mobilizing people and organizations to help raise awareness about the ACP.

ACP Eligibility

Households are also independently eligible if:

1. Their income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level ($60,000 for a family of four); or

2. A member of the household participates in certain other Federal benefit programs—including, among others, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Medicaid, and Federal Public Housing Assistance; or

3. Child attends a school operating CEP.

Click Here for ACP Consumer Outreach Toolkit

Andrea Goodale

Andrea Goodale

Food Service Manager

253-445-6000, x 3070


Pensri Briese

Pensri Briese

Head Cook


Bill Veliz

Bill Veliz

Director of Operations

253-445-6000, x 3034


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.


*If you need this information in another language, please call 253-445-6000*