D38 will offer free meals to all students, regardless of eligibility, beginning Monday, September 21, 2020. (If you are eligible for Free and Reduced meals, please apply for 2020-2021 benefits. You may then benefit from additional waived fees.) The USDA is financing these free meals with Congressionally appropriated funding. The USDA anticipates this funding will last through December.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).While this funding is available, D38 will also offer free meals for online learners (children under 18 years old). Meals will be distributed between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (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.Drinks (bottle of water, juice, or milk) that are not part of a free meal are available at their normal charge.In the middle and high schools, "a la carte" items will be available at their normal charge.
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.