Turn in Applications to:

Applications are available in the school offices and can be turned back in to the cafeteria or the Nutrition Services Department at:

2890 North Monroe, Ave.
Loveland, CO 80538



Meal Applications

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Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are available NOW!

Free and Reduced Price Meals are available to families who believe they may qualify. If your family chooses to apply please complete Apply Now Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form." The forms can be obtained and returned (completed) to any school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.

Only complete one application per family. The information you give will be used to determine or prove your child's eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals. This information may also be used for other state or federally funded school benefits.

Factors considered in the application process are household size and total household income. HOUSEHOLD SIZE is considered all persons, related or unrelated: Including parents, children, grandparents who live in your home and share living expenses. The TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME is the income each household member received last month before taxes - this includes wages, social security, pension, unemployment, welfare, child support, alimony, and any other cash income.

Foster Children - foster children are eligible for benefits regardless of income.  Foster children may be included in the household if including them benefits the family. 

Lunch Application Carryover

2020-2021 school year lunch applications will expire on September 30, 2020.  Your child will change to paid on October 1, 2020, unless you fill out a new application and are approved for free/reduced price meals whichever comes first for the 2020-2021 school year. You will receive a letter by email from Thompson School District Nutrition Services Department stating your free/reduced approval or denial.

Pandemic-Electronic Benefits Transfer approved in Colorado

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) created the Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to provide nutritional resources to households that are losing access to free or reduced-price school meals due to school closures in Colorado in response to COVID-19. The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), received approval from USDA on May 18 to administer the P-EBT program. Households participating in the P-EBT program will receive an EBT card with the value of the free school breakfast and lunch reimbursement rates for the days schools are closed. Each eligible household will receive an extra benefit of $5.70 per child per closed school day. 

The P-EBT program is a resource to support individuals and households impacted by the public health crisis. While the program is intended to assist with the cost of meals lost as a result of school closures, it does not replace grab-and-go meals from school sites. Households are encouraged to use both resources. CDHS and CDE are working to provide further guidance regarding next steps for how families can apply for the P-EBT program. For more information visit the Food Research and Action Center P-EBT website.

For questions, please contact pebt2020@state.co.us.