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Free and Reduced Meal Program

Free and Reduced Meal Application Forms

Turn in your completed application at your school or the District Office located at 201 East 12th Street.  You may also turn it in at the Student Nutrition Services Office. We are located inside Durango High School at 2390 Main Avenue.

Reminder:  You must file a new application each August using the current year's form.  You may reapply for benefits at any time during the school year.  If you are not eligible now, but have a decrease in household income, become unemployed, or have an increase in household size, you may fill out another application at that time.

To open the application form linked below, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download here.

Included in each breakfast:

  • A serving of grains, either hot or cold
  • A serving of fruit or 1/2 c. juice
  • Milk

Included in each lunch:

  • One Entree, either hot or cold
  • A serving of both vegetables and fruit
  • Milk

NOT Included in Free/Reduced Lunch:

  • Bottled or canned drinks (water, Gatorade, V8, Izze, etc)
  • Second helpings of the entree
  • A la carte items (chips)

Meal Prices for Students Who Qualify for "Reduced" Status:


Elementary and Middle School Reduced








 High School* Reduced














 * Breakfast is served at all schools EXCEPT Durango High School.

How it Works:

When students go to the cashier before selecting their food, they enter a unique pin number on a key pad that brings up their lunch account on the cashier’s computer monitor. The cashier enters the transaction, and if your student has been approved for Free meals, the system will not charge for food unless your child has selected an item that is not included.  If your child has been approved for Reduced priced meals, they will be charged as shown above. 

Add Funds to Your Student's Meal Account

If your child has been approved for Free or Reduced price meals, and you would like to add money to his/her account so your student can take second servings and/or a la carte items, please add funds to your student's meal account. For an overview of payment options, go here.