Free and Reduced Price Meal Benefits

Prior Year Free and Reduce Price Meal Benefits End September 27, 2019

If your student qualified for free or reduced meal benefits last school year, those benefits were extended into the first 30 days of the 2019-2020 school year.  A new application must be completed each school year.  Any application that is not completed and processed before September 27, 2019 will be changed to paying status.  Families are held responsible for any charges that accrue between September 27th and when a new application is processed.  Get your applications completed soon!  Applying online is the fastest way to get your application processed (see links below), or pick up an application from your school's front office or kitchen staff.  

2019-2020 Free & Reduced Application
2019-2020 Gratis y Reducido



Free and Reduced Price Meal Eligibility 

Does your student qualify for free and reduced price meal benefits?  Apply to find out!  Eligibility is based on income guidelines and and those guidlines are updated yearly.  Click the links below to apply or to see the income guidelines.

2019 - 2020 Free & Reduced Price Meal Application
2019 - 2020 Gratis y Reducido

2019 - 2020 Income Guidelines 

United States Citizenship and immigration status is not a condition of eligibility for free and reduced priced benefits.  Free and reduced benefits are not counted in the public charge test.  Click on the links below for more information.

Public Charge: Getting the Help You Need
Carga Publica: Obtenga la Ayuda que Necesita


Reduced = Free

Did you know that in the state of Colorado reduced equals free?  Any student who qualifies for reduced price meals will get breakfast and lunch for free.  That's because School Nutrition advocates have been working for more than a decade to expand the Smart Start Nutrition Program and Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act to cover all reduced price meals at all grade levels.  This removes one more barrier for hungry students to receive healthy and delicious meals.  


Work for LPS Nutrition Services!

Do you want to make a difference in a child's life?  Come work for Nutrition Services.  We feed nutritious meals to hungry students and help prepare them to learn everyday.  Plus, check out all the perks!

►Retirement and medical benefits starting at 4 hours per day

►Work the same schedule as your student

►Evenings, weekends, and holidays off

►Full time and part time positions available

►Starting wage $12.22 per hr

►No experience needed

Hiring Now!

Click here to see our open positions.

Interactive Menu App

Need menus?  Try our interactive menus and smart phone app!  The interactive menus allow parents and students to hover over an item to see a description, nutrient information and allergen information.  It also has an allergen filter and carb count information.  Want your menus on the go?  Download the free app!  Click on the icons on the right to go to our on-line menus or download the app.

Lunch Fund Donations

Want to make a difference for the students in the Littleton community? Donate to the LPS Nutrition Services Lunch Fund!  The LPS Nutrition Services team serve more than 5,000 meals a day. Many of our students’ parents struggle to pay for lunches, but may not qualify for free and reduced priced meals. As a district, we are committed to ensuring all of our students receive a nutritious lunch every day to help them stay healthy and focused on learning. Money donated to the LPS Lunch Fund will help pay off outstanding balances on students’ lunch accounts and allow Nutrition Services to continue to feed all students every day.

If you would like to donate, please contact Debbie Smith: dcsmith[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us or 303-347-3360. Thank you for your generous support of our students!

2019-2020 Meal Prices

Did you know that all students who qualify for reduced meals get FREE breakfast!  Students in Kindergarten - 12th Grade who qualify for reduced meals now get FREE breakfast AND lunch.
Breakfast Prices:
Preschool $1.85
Elementary: $1.95
Middle: $1.95
High: $2.15
Milk only: $0.85
Lunch Prices:
Preschool $2.95
Elementary: $3.05
Middle: $3.25
High: $3.35
Adult: $4.15
Milk only: $0.85


What does school lunch look like at LPS?

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.  

Pay for Lunch On-Line

Check your students' lunch account balances, add money to their accounts, see what they've been purchasing, and get low balance notifications using My School Bucks.  Click on the logo below to go to the website or download the app and keep track of your students' lunch acounts on the go!


Now Hiring!

Looking for a part-time or substitute job that allows you to be at home when your family needs you there and gives you the oppurtunity to make a difference in the lives of LPS students?  Nutrition Services is now hiring for the 2018-2019 school year. We currently have openings for both permanent and substitute workers. Substitutes work as needed at all school locations.  Apply here!