School meals applications for 2022-23

School meals applications for 2022-23
Posted on 06/29/2022
two students eating lunch in a cafeteria

Grand Junction, CO - With the USDA ending free school meals for any student regardless of household income, it’s more important than ever that families apply for free or reduced-price school meals if they meet income eligibility requirements to ensure that no child goes hungry.

Families can submit an application for free or reduced-price school meals for their child at Households who meet the income guidelines listed here may qualify.

We invite you to apply for meal benefits. In addition to meals, there are other reasons to fill out an application at Free or reduced-price school meal applications can qualify your family for a waiver of student fees and testing fees, bus passes, and utility discounts. In addition, the percentage of free and reduced-price school meal-eligible students in a school helps determine funding for afterschool programs, nutrition programs, and instructional services.

Healthy, well-fed students are better prepared for learning, perform better academically, and have fewer behavioral issues in the classroom. District 51 invites all students to try school meals! Breakfast and lunch menus are available here.