Support During Summer and Remote Learning

  • Beginning Aug. 17, we will launch our remote food service which will include breakfast and lunch service at nearly 90 sites.  The latest information can be found here. Students will not need to be present for adults to pick up food. 

    Once we return in person, we will continue to provide breakfast and lunch for students in school. Every DPS school is unique -- grade configuration, building layout, access across floors and meal utilization. School leaders should plan to engage their area supervisor between to develop customized food service plans for the year, building from standardized district approaches.

  • Breakfast

    No Breakfast in the Classroom due to food safety precautions. 

    Option 1: Controlled classroom access to cafeteria serving line for grab and go breakfast.

    Option 2: Depending on school size and facility layout, there is the potential for Food and Nutrition Services to set up a Grab and Go table by a convenient entryway. 

  • Lunch

    Students will not be eating in the cafeteria to support social distancing efforts. The process will be for students to access the serving line and bring food back to the classroom (or eaten outside based on the school's prerogative and weather). We recommend that schools develop staggered schedules for accessing the meal service lines based on a conversation with their food services area supervisor and informed by their unique physical layout and the lunch utilization in their buildings. 

    Food Services has the capacity to deliver food to our youngest learners (ECE-1st grade) who may not be able to carry food themselves.  

    Campuses will be closed to minimize cross cohort interactions.

    Streamlined menus that align with nutritional guidelines - fewer choices will support efficient processing through the cafeteria line.

    Special diets will still be accommodated following the usual practice (i.e., doctor’s note to show specific allergy).

    Hot vegetarian option available every day.

    Grab-and-go options will continue for Virtual Program students

Meal Benefits Applications

  • To maximize district funding, forms should be received by October count. However, families can apply at any time (ie, if family income situation changes)

    While Food and Nutrition services will be calling families without a 54 application on file, school-based marketing regarding these benefits are very impactful in driving engagement


  • Please contact your manager, principal or operational superintendent with questions.