Children need healthy meals to learn and grow. Poudre School District offers free and reduced breakfasts and lunches to those students who qualify. Providing free or reduced meals benefits students, student households and also the department and district.
To apply for free or reduced price meals, use the 2012-2013 Multi Child Application for Meal Benefits, which is mailed to households at the beginning of August and is also available at your child’s school office or the Child Nutrition office. We cannot process an application that is not complete, so please fill out all required information. Only one application is required per household.
To apply for meal benefits on line, please click APPLY NOW and follow the prompts.
Students may be eligible for free or reduced lunches if they receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or if the household income is within the eligibility limits set by the government. Children who qualify for free or reduced meals are offered the same foods as children who pay full price. An eligible meal consists of a main entree and at least one side (milk/juice, vegetable or fruit).
Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive notice of the decision. Applications may take up to 10 days to be processed. If your household is denied benefits, you may appeal the decision. Instructions for the appeal process will be included with the eligibility determination letter.
You may be asked to verify information requested on the application. This allows the school district to confirm your student’s eligibility for the free and reduced meals.
Your application information will be kept confidential. Your child’s eligibility status will also be kept confidential when they pay for meals. With your consent, application information may be provided to other assistance programs for which you would provide similar information. This can help make applying for other assistance programs easier. Your eligibility status may be told without consent to federal or state education programs or state health programs to help them evaluate benefits for their programs.