D38 has provided free meals to all (online and in-person) students, regardless of eligibility, since Monday, September 21, 2020. The USDA is financing these free meals with Congressionally appropriated funding. The USDA now anticipates this funding will last through June 2021.
***Free meals will run through May 21, 2021 and will no longer be available for pick-up after the last day of school. See Summer Food Service Program page for locations offering meals***
Starting January 6, 2021 free meals will be distributed between 11:00-11:30 (or until we run out of meals), Monday-Friday, at Lewis-Palmer High School. Access this drive-through service via the north side of the building, across from practice fields. Enter off of Jackson Creek Parkway
A free meal must meet the component requirements set forth by CDE which includes meat/meat alternate, grains, vegetables, fruits, and fluid milk (one of the components must be fruits and/or vegetables).
If you have questions, contact Nutrition Services (719) 488-4726.
On snow days, and scheduled days off no meals will be provided. Parents may pick-up the meals for the student without the student present.
Long-Term Planning and Balanced Budgeting
- Continue to source safe, nutritional food.
- Maintain adequate equipment for proper, safe handling of food.
Align with State and National Legislative trends
- Compliance with local, federal and state audits to ensure food safety and cost reimbursement.
Conduct regular community outreach to parents
- Provide community meals.