All students in DPS will have access to free healthy, nutritious school meals beginning in the 2023-24 school year thanks to the Healthy School Meals for All program approved by Colorado voters! While meals will be provided for free to all DPS students through Healthy School Meals for All, families will still need to complete a form to ensure DPS gets full access to available federal funding.
What this means for families:
Please continue to fill out the You Benefit! form (formerly referred to as the Meals Application). We ask all DPS families to please complete the You Benefit! form during registration for the 2023-24 school year. By completing the form, you will help us access all available funds to cover the cost of meals, and other nutritional programs for students.
Families who fill out the You Benefit! form may qualify to receive discounted school fees, class materials, bus passes, utilities support and more!
All household income information provided through this form is strictly confidential and protected by law. Only one form is required for all children in the household. Immigration, migrant, citizenship or refugee status is not required when completing the form.
What can families expect for the 2023-24 school year?
A complete Breakfast and Lunch will be offered free of charge to students during the 2023-2024 school year. Second entrees and any a la carte items may be purchased with cash or using a student’s MySchoolBucks account. Adult meals are available for $3.00 for breakfast and $5.00 for lunch.
All DPS families are encouraged to complete a You Benefit! form to receive other benefits, including fee waivers, P-EBT, and to maximize funding for the district and for additional funding for your child’s school.
A La Carte Pricing
Additional items from the daily menu, as well as selected other foods, juice and water beverages that comply with the USDA Smart Snacks in School standards may be purchased as an a la carte item to compliment school meals or meals brought from home.
All extra purchases require funds to be available (in My School Bucks or cash) at the time of purchase.
You may click on “See All Apps,” “District,” or “School.” All of the options are located at the top of the page.
If you click on “See All Apps,” you may click on the blue text titled “MySchoolBucks.”
If you click on “District,” you may click on either the “Add Lunch Money” task or on “MySchoolBucks” under Related Apps.
If you click on “School,” you may click on “Pay for Student Meals & Fees Online” or on “MySchoolBucks” under Related Apps.
When the Denver Public Schools screen appears, enter your Parent Portal username and password. MySchoolBucks will then ask you if you are a New or Existing user.
Click the “Existing MySchoolBucks User” button to link your Parent Portal account to your existing MySchoolBucks account. You will be prompted to enter your existing MySchoolBucks username and password.
If you don’t have an existing MySchoolBucks account, click the “New MySchoolBucks User” button and follow the prompts to set up a new account.