For 2021-2022, school lunch is free for all students.
An Important Meal to Start a Successful School Day! Children who eat breakfast at the start of their school day have higher math and reading scores, they focus and behave better, and are less likely to be absent. Food and Nutrition Services is proud to serve breakfast, at no charge, to ALL students in the Denver Public Schools.Montclair serves Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC)– Breakfast is delivered in insulated containers to every classroom before the bell rings. Students have the opportunity to eat breakfast with their classmates during the first 15-20 minutes of their day. Schools that have successfully implemented BIC incorporate academic routines with the morning ritual of students eating breakfast together. When BIC is served, every student is able to start the school day ready to learn. Milk is served daily as is fruit and juice. Entrees are nourishing and easy to eat at a desk or table. Popular items such as cereal, bagels, string cheese and yogurt are some cold items on the menu and hot items may include a breakfast burrito or an egg and biscuit sandwich.
The Montclair kitchen does their best to adhere to the district’s food menus daily. View current DPS school menus.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day to all public and non-profit private schools (regardless of tuition). Eligibility is determined through an application process which considers both income and household size. If a household currently receives Food Stamps (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or participates in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), the child(ren) in that household are eligible for free school meals. If your child(ren) are directly certified you are not required to fill out an application. Homeless, runaway and migrant children are also automatically eligible for free school meals.
For additional information, please contact the Food Services Department.