Prior Year Free and Reduced Price Meal Benefits Extended 30 Days into the 2020-2021 School Year!
If your student qualified for free or reduced meal benefits last school year, those benefits will be extended into the first 30 days of the 2020-2021 school year. A new application must be completed each school year. Any application that is not completed and processed within the first 30 days of the school year, will be changed to paying status. Families are held responsible for any charges that accrue between the 30th school day and when and when a new application is processed. Get your applications completed soon! Applying online is the fastest way to get your application processed, or pick up an application from your school's front office or kitchen staff.
Littleton and its surrounding communities have many wonderful food resources available for families. Please see below for additional information.
Summer Feeding Programs (currently operating in your area): www.kidsfoodfinder.org
Gracefull Cafe: Gracefull Cafe is a community and a cafe that serves breakfast and lunch Tues-Sat 7am-2 pm to anyone regardless of their ability to pay. For more information visit: www.gracefullcafe.com
Local Food Pantry Resources (see images below):
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. Our meals provide students with access to a variety of healthy meals, fresh fruit and vegetables, and entrees, sides and sauces made from scratch at an affordable price. Every meal offered includes a grain, protein, fruits, vegetables and milk. For more information on our regulations please see our Nutrition/Wellness page. For information on allergens, snacks, and special diets, please see our Nutrition Information web page.
In an effort to support Colorado’s families during the COVID-19 epidemic, the Colorado Department of Human Services and Department of Education have teamed up to secure USDA approval to issue Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) benefits to school-age children who would have received free or reduced-price meals during the time that schools have been closed for the 2019-2020 school year. It is also for children who would have been eligible for free or reduced-price meals in schools for March, April, or May due to loss of income in those months. Each household with an eligible child can receive an amount of $5.70 per child per school day on a Colorado EBT card that will provide extra food benefits to create healthy, wholesome meal options for kids. P-EBT benefits will be issued to households as a one-time payment.
For Colorado families that currently receive SNAP benefits and whose children attend a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program, no action will be needed from the family and benefits will be automatically issued starting Wednesday, July 22. Families that currently do not participate in the SNAP program, and whose children attend a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program, will need to fill out the P-EBT application. IMPORTANT NOTE: the application requires a SASID number for each student, you can find this in your Infinite Campus Family Portal. Click on the MORE tab (on the left), select Student State ID (SSID), and ensure you select each student at the top of the page (upper right corner).
For additional information please see the links below: