Food Services

Mancos School District is taking proactive steps to ensure the continuation of free meals for every student by applying for the USDA's Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).  We will be notified of our application at the end of June.  IF we are approved, we will be able to continue free meals for every student.  If not, we will revert to students having to pay, unless their family qualifies with free and reduced application.

Over the past year, our dedication to serving free meals has been a cornerstone of our efforts to create a supportive and nurturing school environment. Through CEP, we aim to further strengthen this commitment, ensuring that no child ever has to worry about where their next meal will come from.

The CEP program offers an incredible opportunity to expand our reach and impact within the community, fostering a culture of inclusivity and well-being. By participating in CEP, we affirm our belief that every child deserves access to healthy food, setting the stage for academic success and lifelong wellness.

We are deeply grateful for the ongoing support and collaboration of our community as we navigate this transition. Your partnership is instrumental in our ability to provide for the needs of our students and families, and we value your input every step of the way. We will keep you informed of our application process.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact your Food Service Director, Kacey Armes at or 970-533-7745.

Meal Prices:

                As of July 1, 2023 free meals for all students.
                Breakfast - Adults $2.75
                Lunch - Adults $4.75     


If you are looking for a summer food program near you, click on this link and enter your demographic information. You will be directed to your nearest program.

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