Breakfast & Lunch

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Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students: 

All students may receive breakfast and lunch meals at no cost during the 2020-21 school year, regardless of free and reduced meal eligibility.  

Jefferson County Public Schools Breakfast and Hot Lunch Program is run through SchoolCafe!  Create an account, make a payment, and apply for free and reduced meals.  Parents and students are also able to track which items have been purchased daily and place limitations on purchases.  

Student meal prices for the 2020-21 School Year:

  • Breakfast:
    Served 8:00 - 9:45 am

    Elementary   $0
    Secondary    $0
    Reduced meal price for PK – 12 $0.00                                                    
     (The Smart Start Nutrition bill allows all reduced eligible children to eat breakfast for free.

  • Lunch:
    Served 10:45am - 1:15pm
    Elementary  $0
    Secondary   $0
    Reduced meal price for PK – 12 students  $0.00
    (HB19-1171 was passed by the Colorado Legislature on May 10, 2019, which allows students in grades PK – 12 who are eligible for reduced price meals to eat lunch for free).     

    *Pizza available to all grades on Wednesdays,
    Available to only middle school students every day.

Various a la carte items
8 oz. Milk carton  $0.95

Adult meal pricing is set to comply with USDA regulations
Adult breakfast meal price w/o beverage will be at a la carte prices
Adult lunch meal price, w/o beverage   $4.15


To Apply for Free & Reduced Program:

Create an account in SchoolCafe
Navigate to "Eligibility Info" (left side bar)
Follow on-screen instructions


Annual Reminders:

-       An application for Free & Reduced meals must be resubmitted every school year on or after July 1. 

-       Families will still utilize SchoolCafé to submit online applications, which is the highly preferred method of application. The FNS Central Office, located in Quail Building 1, is available year-round to assist families with the online application process. As a last resort, paper applications are available as well.

-       Student account balances (both positive and negative) roll over to the next school year. 

-   Need help? Call 303-982-6748 or email [email protected]        




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