Free & Reduced Price Meals
Children need nutritious food to learn. The Boulder Valley School District offers nutritious meals every school day. Your children may qualify to receive free or reduced price meals. In many cases, eligibility for these federal school meal funds and programs is tied to the number of students who qualify for meal benefits.
If you were approved for 2021-22 free & reduced-price meal benefits, they will carry over until 9/28/22. If we do not receive a new application by the end of the grace period, your child(ren)’s benefits will be canceled. Please keep in mind: It can take up to 10 days to process a new application.
Free or Reduced-Price Meal Applications - also known as Meal Benefits Applications - are available online. We will not be sending paper applications to schools. You can complete the application from your Infinite Campus Student/Parent Portal (click on the link below, or go to www.bvsd.org and click on Parents then Apps then Infinite Campus Student/Parent Portal). Once you are logged into your portal account, please select More on the left side then Applications/Forms to begin the application process. Once you have entered the required information, you may click "Submit" and your application will be submitted pending approval.
PLEASE NOTE: An Infinite Campus portal account must be created if you do not already have one. To request an account, go to www.bvsd.org, click on "Infinite Campus Student/Parent Portal", click "Help", then click on the link that says "If you do not have an Activation Key, click here". If you continue to have problems accessing an Activation Key for your student(s), please contact the registrar at your student(s) school.
BVSD has announced its policy for determining the eligibility of children who may receive free or reduced price meals served under the National School Lunch Program. Food Services office staff will use the Free and Reduced Meals Eligibility chart for determining eligibility in 2020-21.
Free and Reduced Meal Eligibility
|Number of Members in Household||Annual Gross Income|
|For each additional household member||Add $8,399|
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who can get free or reduced price meals?
- Will the information I give be checked?
- How do I receive my notification letter?
- What if I stop participating in SNAP or TANF?
- What if my household size or income changes?
- If I don't qualify now, may I apply again later?
- What if I disagree with the decision about my application?
- Who has permission to see my application?
- Can I complete my application on paper?
Who can get free or reduced price meals?
Will the information I give be checked?
How do I receive my notification letter?
What if I stop participating in SNAP or TANF?
What if my household size or income changes?
If I don't qualify now, may I apply again later?
What if I disagree with the decision about my application?
Who has permission to see my application?
Can I complete my application on paper?
If you have any other questions or need help with your Meal Benefits Application, please contact Lola Campos-Herzfeld via email or phone at 720-561-5942. You can fill the application out online at home, or come to the Food Services Office for help. We're located in the BVSD Education Center at 6500 E. Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80303. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.