Free and Reduced Application
Free and reduced meal benefit applications available online in English and in Spanish.
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If you believe your children qualify for free or reduced priced meals, we encourage you to go online and apply at www.applyforlunch.com or complete an application promptly and return it to your school cafeteria manager. This not only helps extend your budget, but may also assist your school in receiving additional "at-risk" funding.
Although we are allowed 10 operating days to process applications, we will process your application as quickly as possible. You must pay full price for meals until the application is approved. Approval of your application cannot be retroactive to meals already served.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE: If your student was approved for free and reduced meals in our school district last year, he/she may retain that status temporarily for the first 30 operating days of school. We treat free and reduced status in a confidential manner. If your income and/or the number in your household changes and you believe you qualify for free or reduced meals, you may complete an application at any time during the school year.
Not all of our schools are on the National School Lunch Program. At these schools, parents fill out a Family Economic Data Survey in order to see if they qualify for meal benefits. Students are not eligible for the first 30 days of temporary status. These schools are: Northglenn High School, Thornton High School and district charter schools. Please contact these schools for more details regarding their lunch programs.