View the meal access policy for the 2021-22 school year.

2022-23 School Year Meal Benefits

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Dear Parents and Families:

This year, Denver Public Schools will provide breakfast to all students at no charge, regardless of students free or reduced price meal benefit status; however, it is still very important that families continue to complete the Household Application for Student Meal Benefits to determine lunch eligibility status.

The submission and approval of a Household Application for Student Meal Benefits provides advantages beyond eligibility for free or reduced priced meals.  Submitting an application also helps ensure students receive the maximum amount of benefits they are eligible for, including discounts on bus passes and some school fees, such as athletics, and reduced AP testing fees. It ensures schools receive additional resources to support healthy meals for students and after school programs.

Your assistance in completing and submitting the Household Application for Student Meal Benefits is greatly appreciated and has the potential to help all DPS schools.  Apply now at

All information provided is confidential and protected.

Thank you,

Meal Application Department
Denver Public Schools