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

Summer Meal

Students eating in the cafeteria

Every summer Denver Public Schools participates in the Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a federally-funded, state-administered program and refers to the free meal program offered during summer months that provides nutritious meals to children 18 years and younger at no charge, regardless of income, race or religion.

The Summer Food Service Program helps children get the nutrition they need during the summer. During the school year, more than 18 million children receive free and reduced-price meals at school. During the summer, that number drops to about 3 million.  Summer programming provides nutritious breakfast and lunch meals to all children and.

What are the qualifications?

Any child between 1–18 years of age will receive a meal at no charge.

Adults can purchase a meal

  • Breakfast: $3.00
  • Lunch: $4.50

Is registration required?

No registration nor documentation is required.

Summer programming is generally offered at one third of DPS schools in neighborhoods with higher poverty concentration, and it is typically in coordination with summer programs or summer school.

The following rules apply:

  • Adults may not eat off a child’s plate.
  • All meals must be eaten on site.

Please check our website in late May 2022 for updated school locations, dates and times.