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Fall 2020 Meals Program

Remote Meal Sites Update - November 19, 2020

Grab and Go meal service starts the week of November 30th

Free Meals Available to All Ages 1-18 At 15 Sites During Remote Learning Period

  • Meals available Tuesday and Thursday 3:30 – 4:30pm
  • 3-day and 4-day Meal Packs each day (Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Meals available inside of building not curbside pickup
  • Students do not need to be present to pick up meals
  • All meals will be served cold (sandwiches, yogurt, etc) or meant for heating at home. Heating and storage instructions will be included with meals.
  • Parents may pick up meal packs for younger siblings
  • One parent may pick up meal packs for additional students (for example who are remote learning together). Names of students will be recorded for documentation.
  • All must wear a mask or face covering and follow social distancing when picking up meals.

REMOTE MEAL SITES

• Alameda Jr/Sr • Pomona HS
• Arvada HS  • Rose Stein Elementary
• Bear Creek K8 • Stevens Elementary
• Columbine HS • Summit Ridge Middle School
• Creighton Middle School • Wayne Carle Middle School
• Eiber Elementary  • Welchester Elementary
• Green Mountain HS  • West Jefferson Elementary
• Lumberg Elementary  

Picking up meals at our remote distribution sites is a win-win for everyone – your family and for the district! When you come to the remote meal sites, you are picking up meals that children will enjoy, lowering your grocery bill and supporting Jeffco’s Food and Nutrition Services Program to ensure all students continue to receive meals.

Preschool and Special Education

All sites where students are in-person learning as part of a Pre-K or Special Education program will have access to meals at their school site (if meals are available during typical scheduling). Please coordinate with Kitchen Manager to identify meal times and logistics of meal service. Because there are limited number of students in the building, a meal count may be needed and the menu choices may change from previous menu.


Fall Update - November 12, 2020

Did You Know? School meals are free for ALL students!

As we transition to remote learning, free meals are still available to all students attending Jeffco Public Schools.

Week of 11/16-11/20
• No changes to Elementary Meal Service. In-Person meal service and Remote meal pickup will occur on current schedule.
• All secondary students can access meals on their home schools remote meal schedule.
• Remote pick up is Tuesday and Thursday.
• See Secondary Remote Meal Pickup Times for week of November 16th – 20th.
• Notes: If your school has been closed for cleaning or for a 14 day closure, meal service may be changed. See communication from your school for these specific changes.

Week Starting 11/30/20
• Meal Service will transition to remote meal distribution sites.
• Sites and Pickup times will be confirmed soon.
• Check back for further information.

Picking up meals at our remote distribution sites is a win-win for everyone – your family and for the district. When you utilize the district’s remote meal sites, you are picking up meals that children will enjoy, lowering your grocery bill and supporting Jeffco’s Food and Nutrition Services Program to ensure all students continue to receive much needed meals.

Grab & Go Meals Info
Posted on 08/20/2020
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Fall Update - October 15, 2020

Food and Nutrition Services - USDA Waiver Update - 10.2020

Food and Nutrition Services - USDA Waiver Update - 10.2020

IN-PERSON MENUS HYBRID MENUS

Fall Update - September 8, 2020

Great News! On August 31, 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) granted significant waiver extensions that allow all students to receive breakfast and lunch meals at no cost through December 31, 2020, regardless of free and reduced-price meals eligibility.
Learn More About Fall 2020 Meals

 

Grab-and-Go Meals - Sept. 8 - 11
Remote and hybrid learners will continue to access meals for their remote learning days at the 8 specified locations listed at the bottom of this email.
Starting September 14we will expand to provide meals for remote learners at all sites. And, hybrid learners will be able to pick up meals for their remote learning days at their home site at the end of the in-person learning school day.
 
Reminders for families:
  • Create a SchoolCafé account if you don’t already have one
  • Add money to student accounts on SchoolCafe
  • View school menus on SchoolCafe
  • Meals through December 31, 2020 are available at no cost to all students
  • Students who wish to purchase a la carte items will need their student ID number, whether using funds from their SchoolCafé account or cash/check
  • Complete a Free and Reduced-Price Meals application, if applicable

 

Fall Update - August 19, 2020

Summer grab-and-go meal service concluded on August 14, 2020.

Grab-and-go meals will be available for the opening two-week remote learning period of August 24 - September 4, 2020. Meals for remote learners MUST be picked up at the sites below (not at a student's assigned school) from 10:30am - 12:30 p.m., Monday - Friday: 

  • Alameda Jr/Sr
  • Arvada HS
  • Bear Creek HS
  • Columbine HS
  • Creighton MS
  • Pomona HS
  • Wayne Carle MS
  • West Jefferson Elementary
Please read important information below:
  • Meals are no longer universally free. See meal prices below.
  • Families must complete a new Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application every school year.
  • Students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals will receive a breakfast and lunch at no cost.
  • Please use School Café to deposit money in student meal accounts before school starts.
  • All students receiving meals must have their student ID number at the pickup sites.
  • Enhanced safety measures will be in place at each site including face coverings and social distancing.
Meal Type Price
Elementary Breakfast $2.25
Secondary Breakfast $2.50
Elementary Lunch $3.50
Secondary Lunch $3.75

Visit www.schoolcafe.com to complete a Free and Reduced-Price Meals Application and to deposit money to your student’s account. We look forward to seeing you at our meal pickup locations soon!

 

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

United Way 2-1-1
A statewide community resource connecting individuals and families to critical resources including food, shelter, rental assistance, childcare, and more. https://unitedwaydenver.org/2-1-1/

Jeffco Action Center
The Jeffco Action Center is the largest Jeffco Community hub and offers five-day food supplies, clothing, household items, mail services, rent assistance, utility assistance, and connections to community outreach partners. Food services are available for drive-thru and walk-up service. Appointments required. 720.215.4850. https://theactioncenter.org/get-help/

Meal Delivery
The Denver Emergency Food Network delivers free, prepared meals to homebound families and elderly individuals in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Sign up for meals on the waitlist below. We are usually able to deliver meals 3-7 days after you request them and will text/email when we’re delivering. https://www.denverdelivered.com/

RTD Access-a-Ride
RTD Access-a-Ride is providing grocery delivery service during the COVID crisis to those with disabilities and are eligible for Access-a-Ride services. https://www.rtd-denver.com/services/access-a-ride


Other Community Resources

Review this flyer for information on SNAP, WIC, the CDE's list of food sites, and resources for adults over 60.

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