In these tough economic times, many families who have never needed assistance before are suddenly finding themselves struggling financially. If your family is in this situation, you might be able to save hundreds of dollars a year by applying for free or reduced-price school meals.
This is a confidential program.
The only people who will know your child is receiving benefits are the need-to-know school nutrition staff. Children receiving free or reduced-price meals are not identified to other students or adults.
Breakfast is free to students qualifying for
Free or Reduced Price meals.
Processing takes 3 to 7 days, please refer to your Parent Portal and you should receive a letter in your message inbox.
If you cannot print your letter out, please contact
Kim Price at 719-234-1416 to have one mailed to you.
Regular Applications: For all schools EXCEPT Aspen Valley, Pine Creek, Rampart and the Academy Online High School)
Alternate Applications: (ONLY for Aspen Valley, Pine Creek, Rampart and the Academy Online high school). (Family Economic Survey)
Direct Certification: Please use the Forms Below if you have been notified that your student(s) have been Directly Certified.
This program is open to all—discrimination is prohibited.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the State of Colorado prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250, or call 202-720-5964 (voice and TDD). The USDA and Academy School District Twenty are equal-opportunity providers and employers.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.
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