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

Meal Benefits

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The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program. It provides a nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunch to children each school day. Children, who are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals, may also qualify for other fee waivers. When completing the Meal Benefits Application, parents must check the box giving consent to disclose the status of their student(s) to other programs.

Whether you choose to opt-in or opt-out, online applications are the fastest and easiest way to apply for meal benefits.

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Meal Benefits Updates

2022-23 School Year Meal Benefits 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 Read More »
2021-22 School Year Meal Benefits EnglishEspañolEnglish Dear Parents and Families: This year, Denver Public Schools will provide breakfast and lunch to all students at no charge, regardless of the student’s free or reduced-price meal benefit status; however, it is still very important that families continue to complete and submit a Meal Benefits Application. The submission and approval of a Meal Read More »