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News Release - Students can get free meals through fall

Sept. 1, 2020

USDA extends free meals for all children this fall 

Students can receive meals regardless of their eligibility 

DENVER - All children will be able to receive nutritious meals at no charge this fall at participating school sites regardless of their eligibility status.

Normally, during the school year, students receive free or reduced priced meals if they qualify based on household income or other eligibility categories.

However, on Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture extended the option for child nutrition program sponsors to operate the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option through as late as Dec. 31, 2020, dependent on available funding. This allows schools to offer nutritious meals to all children at no charge this fall.

For more information, visit the CDE School Nutrition webpage or contact