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More than a Meal - Meal Benefit Application

Mapleton knows well-nourished students have better attendance, are more attentive in the classroom and have more energy to give their very best during the school day. The USDA has extended the School Nutrition Program for the 2021-22 school year, meaning once again all Mapleton students will have access to free breakfast and lunch every school day.

 

But we still need your help! With our More than a Meal campaign we are hoping to have 100 percent of our families complete the Meal Benefit Application. Why? Because the Meal Benefit Application is worth so much more than just a meal!

 

When you complete your family's Meal Benefit Application, you are ensuring your child's school receives funds for:

 

  • Classroom resources (from books to technology to teachers!)
  • Before and after school enrichment activities
  • Health and wellness services

 

How can you help?

You can help by filling out a meal application form! You can find a meal application online or you can ask your child’s school for a paper application.

 

Once you submit an application, you will receive a notice in the mail as to whether your child/children can receive free or reduced-price meals. Every form counts!

 

If you qualify for meal benefits, your family is eligible to receive discounted internet services, phone services, utilities, and more. You may also receive funds from the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program (P-EBT) to purchase food for your children.

 

Completing an application takes less than 10 minutes and application information remains private and confidential. Only one form per household is needed, and a new form must be submitted every school year.

 

Please contact Mapleton’s Nutrition Services Department, 303.853.1117, or email Foodservice@mapleton.us for more information.