Per USDA guidelines, qualifying meals must include 3 of the 5 meal components – Meat/Meat Alternate, Grain/Bread, Fruit, Vegetable, and Milk – one of which must be a fruit or vegetable. Additional meals (i.e. extra slice of pizza, or extra entrée) or a la carte (snack) items, are not covered by the USDA and therefore must be purchased at cost.
Although meals are free, we encourage families to still fill out a Free and Reduced Meal Application for the 2020-21 school year if they haven’t done so already. This ensures these benefits continue in January 2021 and enables CCSD to receive all possible school funding. The meal application can be found on family.titank12.com.
And, should your student’s class be quarantined at any point during the school year, they can come by any Cherry Creek Middle School location on Monday between 7:15 – 8:30 am and 11 – 12:30 pm to pick up 5 full days of meals to eat while they learn at home. Definitely keep this in mind as a resource in the event of a quarantine.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns and we will be happy to assist.
We cannot thank you enough for supporting our amazing meal program!
Take good care,
Kim Kilgore RD, SNS
Director of Food and Nutrition Services
Cherry Creek Schools