D38 is delivering free student meals to all (online and in-person) students, regardless of eligibility, at specific pick-up locations and times (listed below).
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
Free meals will also be distributed at Lewis-Palmer Middle School between 11:00-11:30 and 12:10-12:40 (or until we run out of meals) at the front of the building. Follow normal traffic routes.
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.
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.
Beginning Tuesday, December 1, D38 busses will deliver free meals to the following locations during the 15-minute window listed:
11:00-11:15 Monument Meadows Mobile Home Park
11:10(15)-11:30: Kilmer Elementary School
11:20-11:35: Century Lane/Century Place bus stop
11:40-11:55: Palmer Lake Mobile Home park (the 795 Hwy 105 address)
11:50-12:10: The community park in Jackson Creek (Kitchener Way and Venison Creek Drive)
12:00-12:15: Grand View Mobile Home Park
12:20-12:35: Palmer Lake Elementary
12:20-12:40: Beacon Lite apartments
On snow days, no meals will be provided. Delayed start deliveries are TBD. More information available soon. 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.