Meal Benefits Information

Applying and qualifying for free and reduced meals provides additional benefits to both families and schools. In addition to providing students with free or reduced cost meals, families that qualify are also given access to other reduced cost benefits for summer programming, athletics, and more.

The number of families that apply and qualify for free and reduced meals impacts the Roaring Fork Schools' funding for providing nutrition service. The Roaring Fork Schools receive much of its funding from the federal government based on the number of students that qualify for free or reduced-price meals--even if those students choose to not participate in the school meals program! For every family that applies and qualifies, the district receives additional funding to support educational needs.

Free and reduced meal applications are available in English or Spanish at all school offices and kitchens. Applications are also available at the Nutrition Office located at 1405 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. For more information, for English or Spanish please contact Silvia Barragan or Michelle Hammond.