Meal Prices & Charge Policy

Any student in grades ECE – 5, who forgets or loses his / her money, may charge up to $5.55. Prior to this limit being reached, a written notice will be given to the student to notify the parent/guardian. If payment for charges is not received by the time this charge limit is reached, an alternate meal (cheese sandwich and white milk) will be served. If charges are still not paid after 3 alternate meals have been served, then the student will be served a healthy snack of white milk and graham crackers. We will not charge for the alternate meal or healthy snack. All other charges MUST be paid back. The manager will send the principal an email every day stating which kids were served an alternate meal.

If a student is “free”, we will NOT give them an alternate meal or healthy snack to force them to pay for outstanding charges; however, these charges will still need to be paid back. Only “reduced” or “paid” students should receive the alternate meal or healthy snack.

The kitchen manager should be talking to the principal or guidance counselor about students who do not have money on their account or who have not filled out a meal application.

2016 - 2017 Meal Prices
Breakfast Pricing Lunch Pricing
Grade K-5 $0.00 $1.85
Grade 6-8 $0.00 $2.10
Grade 9-12 $0.00 $2.60
Reduced Meals (All Grades) $0.00 $0.40
Adult Meals $2.50 $4.00

The State of Colorado has elected to cover the price of reduced priced meals for students grade K-5 for the SY 16-17.

A La Carte Pricing

Additional items from the daily menu, as well as selected other foods, juice and water beverages that comply with the USDA Healthy Snacks guidelines may be purchased a la carte to compliment school meals or meals brought from home.

All extra purchases require funds to be available (on meal account or in hand) at the time of purchase.

Adult Meals

Student prices are less than adult prices because the school receives federal and state reimbursement money for each meal served that meets regulatory requirements. No reimbursement is available for adult meals. Adults may purchase a meal or individualized items and do not have to follow the same meal pattern as students. Adult portion sizes are the same as students.

Year End Balances

Balances remaining in a student’s account at the end of the school year will carry over to the next school year. If the student moves to a new building, the balance will transfer. We encourage parents to check balances before school starts to ensure that there is enough money in the account to cover your childs meal needs.

What's New?

The 2016-2017 Free and Reduced Meal Application is now online! If your student received meal beneifts last year, you will need to complete a new application for the 2016-2017 school year.

Our Partners

Denver Enviromental Health
Slow Foods Denver
Colorado Department of Agriculture
Kitchen Community
Livewell@School Food Initiative

Contact Us

  Email: foodservices@dpsk12.org

  Phone: 720-423-5600

  Fax: 720-423-5629

   2320 W. 4th Ave, Denver CO 80223

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