Food Services

District Office phone number: (623) 691-4040
Fax: (623) 691-5925
Warehouse hours: 6:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Office hours: 7:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Local Wellness Policy


Our mission is to serve healthy meals for the body and mind, for positive long-term health and academic success.


Our vision is to be recognized as the leader in School Nutrition by pioneering innovative methods of linking nutrition to lifelong learning.

As Cartwright students return to school this year, they’ll find healthy choices in their school cafeterias. School meals meet federal nutrition standards ensuring students receive a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low fat or fat-free milk each school day. Meals must also meet new limits on calories, trans-fat and sodium. We work hard to make these healthy choices delicious for our students. School meals are great tasting and a huge convenience for busy families. We are proud to offer all meals free of charge to students.


All our school breakfasts meet new standards to ensure students start their day with the nutrition they need to succeed. All grains served will be whole grain rich, and served with a cup of fruit and juice. Research shows that students who start their day with a healthy breakfast perform better in school. That’s why Cartwright is helping make sure students have access to healthy school breakfasts by serving breakfast in the classroom at most of our sites.

Breakfast in the Classroom

Breakfast is served in the classroom at Heatherbrae, John F. Long, Cartwright Elementary, Frank Borman, Palm Lane, Peralta, Tomahawk, Atkinson Middle School, Pena, Castro Middle School, Starlight Park, Desert Sands Middle School, Holiday Park, Harris, Downs, Davidson and Spitalny schools.

Dinner Program

Students and community children (18 & under) can enjoy free dinners at Tomahawk, Spitalny and Sunset 4:30-5:30 daily, during the regular school year. The dinner initiative has three goals: fighting childhood hunger, reducing alarming rates of obesity, and drawing more students to after-school programs, where extra academic help is available. Healthy dinners include high-quality protein, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables and low-fat milk.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

We offer a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program at Palm Lane, Cartwright, Spitalny, Tarver, Heatherbrae, Long and Downs. All students are provided with fresh fruits and vegetables in their classroom during the day.

Cartwright School District’s breakfast, lunch and dinner programs are federally assisted programs that provide nutritionally balanced meals to students each day. All meals served must meet the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans by promoting health and preventing disease through increased intake of fruits, vegetables and grains, while limiting fat, salt and sugar. The most important aspect of our program is to offer students a variety of foods to choose from so that sound nutritional choices are made. Our foods are student tested and accepted. To ensure product consistency, meal participation results are closely monitored.

For additional information call us at 623-691-4040.

"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free (866)632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339 or (800)845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."


·  School Meal Menus

·  BAM Body and Mind

·  Choose My Plate

·  Dole 5 A Day

·  Kids Health

Diane Gruman

Diane Gruman

Diane Gruman, SNS is the Director of Food Services for the Cartwright School District. Diane has served in this position since July 2011. She has worked in the food service industry for 35+ years and in school food service for the past 15 years. A graduate of Northern Arizona University she is currently working towards a Master's Degree in Food Studies from Marylhurst University.

Christina Garcia

Christina Garcia
Administrative Specialist

Christina Garcia is the Administrative Specialist for the Food Services Department. Her job includes human resources, purchase orders, and other administrative duties. She has been in this position since January 2015. She recently moved from being a kitchen manager for 10 years to her new position here at the Food Services Office. She is located at the entrance of the Food Service building where she gladly greets all visitor

Loraine Stull

Lorraine Stull
Food Service Administrator

Lorraine Stull is our Food Service Administrator and has served in this position since February 2015. Prior to taking on the role of Administrator, Mrs. Stull was a Lead Manager with the Cartwright School District supervising 20 Cafeteria Managers, where she was responsible for Menu creation for all school-related program and events. Prior to 2012, Mrs. Stull spent over 15 years in various positions within school systems, including those at Kadena Air Force Base, Japan. When returning to the United States and settling in Arizona she has continued her food service career. In addition to Mrs. Stull's vast experience, she is a member of the School Nutrition Association and is Serve Safe Certified.


Rosie Espinoza
Wellness Administrator

Rosie is the district Wellness Administrator, but she likes to call herself a health and wellness advocate. Her passion is advocating for a school learning environment that promotes and reinforces health and well-being for students, staff and the community. In her position, she collaborates with others to provide opportunities for, and access to, daily physical activity, high-quality, nutritious school food and effective health education. She is a Cartwright School District Alumni, Phoenix Union High School District Alumni and Arizona State University Alumni. Working for and serving the Cartwright District is an honor.


Tammy Spitzer
Administrative Specialist

Tammy has been with the District since 2002. She has served in positions in Special Services, Financial Services, and is currently the Administrative Specialist in Food Services. Her job involves processing free and reduced meal applications, helping to ensure that all our students continue to receive free meals under the Provision 2 Program of the National School Lunch program. She also handles Food Services banking deposits and reconciliation, reception duties, and Meal Tracker reconciliation.

Debbie Thomas

Debbie Thomas
Payroll Specialist

Debbie Thomas is responsible for processing payroll for the Food Services Department. She started her career with the Cartwright School District in 2013 as a Fiscal Specialist.


Isariya Hansumrithpol
Fiscal Specialist

Isariya (Sari) Hansumrithpol is the Fiscal Specialist for the Food Service Department. Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, she began working for the District in 2004. She has worked in many positions at various sites in the District and has been in charge of Accounts Payable for the department since 2009.



Alea Washington
Operations Supervisor

Alea began working for Cartwright in 1992 Food Services as a 2 hr food server. She has always worked in the food service department. She is now the Operations Supervisor in which she oversees the kitchen's day-to-day operations. She also handles all of the catering needs in the district.

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