Denver Public Schools Offers Free Summer Meals to Children 18 and Under

Jun. 25, 2018

Contact: Alex Renteria, Manager of Media Relations,

More than 60 Schools Across the City Participate in the Summer Meal Program

Denver – Denver Public Schools (DPS) is ensuring that children receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. The Summer Meal Program, offered during summer months, provides wholesome meals to all children at no charge, regardless of income, race or religion.

Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Children who aren’t hungry learn better, perform better and feel better.

Nearly 70% of DPS students qualify for the federal free- and reduced-price lunch program. Across the nation, more than 18 million children receive free and reduced-price meals at school during the school year. In the summer months, that number drops to about three million.

The district’s Summer Food Service Program provides breakfast and lunch for all children 18 years and under without charge at participating school locations throughout the summer. Adults are also able to participate in the Summer Food Service Program for $2 for breakfast and $3.50 for lunch. Meals include foods made from whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and avoid sodium and fat. Many of them are made from scratch, using locally-sourced ingredients from nearby community gardens and Colorado farmers.

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Schools participating this summer:

1. Academia Ana Marie Sandoval
2. Archuleta Elementary
3. Ashley Elementary
4. Barnum Elementary
5. Beach Court Elementary
6. Bill Roberts K-8
7. Brown Elementary
8. Bruce Randolph School
9. Career Education Center
10. Cheltenham Elementary
11. Collegiate Prep Academy
12. College View Elementary
13. Columbine Elementary
14. Compassion Road Academy
15. DCIS Fairmont
16. Denver Green School
17. DSST Byers
18. DSST Cole at Mitchell
19. DSST College View
20. DSST Conservatory Green
21. DSST Green Valley Ranch
22. DSST Henry World
23. DSST Stapleton
24. Eagleton Elementary
25. Excel Academy
26. Farrell B. Howell
27. Florida Pitt Waller
28. Force Elementary
29. Garden Place Academy
30. Grant Beacon Middle School
31. Grant Ranch K-8
32. Green Valley Elementary
33. Greenlee Elementary
34. Hallett Academy
35. High Point Academy
36. Highline Academy Northeast
37. International Academy of Denver
38. Isabela Bird Community School
39. John Amesse Elementary
40. Kaiser Elementary
41. Kepner Beacon
42. Manual High School
43. Marie L. Greenwood K-8
44. McGlone Elementary
45. Martin Luther King Jr.
46. McMeen Elementary
47. Monarch Montessori
48. North High School
49. Oakland Elementary
50. Omar D. Blair
51. Place Bridge Academy
52. PUSH Academy
53. Samsonite Campus
54. Samuels Elementary
55. Schmitt Elementary
56. STRIVE Prep – Rise
57. STRIVE Prep – Ruby Hill
59. Summit Academy
60. Teller Elementary
61. Thomas Jefferson High School
62. Valdez
63. Whittier K-8
64. Wyatt Academy Charter