Douglas County School District Nutrition Services

2812 N Highway 85 Bldg E

 Castle Rock CO 80109


P-EBT Fact Sheet

What is P-EBT?

P-EBT provides your family with funds to help buy food when schools were remote or hybrid due to COVID-19. You can receive up to $136.40 per school month for each eligible remote learner, or up to $81.84 per school month for each eligible hybrid learner to stretch your food budget!

Who is eligible?

A student is eligible if they:

● Attended a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP); and

● Are eligible for free or reduced-price meals at school; and

● Attended a school with a "remote" or "hybrid" learning model for at least one month this school year or opted for remote learning by October 1, 2020, and continued learning remotely until at least March 31, 2021.

You can check if your school participates in the NSLP at

Do I need to apply?

● There is no separate application for P-EBT for the 2020-2021 school year, but students do need to be eligible for free or reduced-price meals to qualify for P-EBT.

● Apply for free or reduced-price school meals at your school office or website before the end of the school year.

How do I get P-EBT benefits?

● You can access your benefits on an EBT or P-EBT card, which acts just like a debit card for grocery purchasing only (not to withdraw cash).

● If your household received SNAP and your student(s) are eligible, your P-EBT benefit will be automatically loaded onto your current EBT card that you already have starting in late May. 

● Families without a SNAP EBT card will receive a P-EBT card for each eligible student in the mail starting in late May. The card will be mailed to your address on file with your school. This card will be reloaded, so please KEEP THIS CARD. If you need to update your address, please contact your school district.

● P-EBT benefits will be issued retroactively for this school year in lump sum payments.

School Months                         Approximate P-EBT Issuance

Sept 2020-Dec2020                                    Late May 

Jan 2020-Mar 2021                                      Late June

Apr 2021-May 2021                                     Late July 

Your P-EBT card can be used to buy food at grocery stores, convenience stores, at select online retailers, and even many farmers markets, so you can buy the food your family likes and support local businesses! More information on eligible purchases can be found at

To find out more about P-EBT, visit the Colorado P-EBT website at

Immigration status does not matter for P-EBT and P-EBT is not part of the public charge rule. 

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As many of you know, USDA has approved free meals for all students for this school year. They have also approved this to be retroactive to the beginning of the school year. If your student purchased a qualifying meal(s) in August 2020, we have credited their account for the cost of the meal(s). The credit will show as "Legacy Balance Import" in your student's account with a date of 10/15/2020.


Vision Statement

Douglas County School District Nutrition Services is committed to providing the highest quality meals for your child. We work to create an environment where your child can learn to make healthy decisions that lead to a healthy lifestyle.

Nutrition Services Employee Referral Program

Do you know someone that enjoys working with food and having nights, weekends and summers off? Refer them to Nutrition Services and receive up to $300!

How Does It Work?

Nutrition Services is looking for great referrals! We will pay an active District employee $200 for the successful hire of a candidate and completion of 90 days continuous employment and an additional $100 after a full year of service with DCSD Nutrition Services. Referred candidates must mention your name during the interview process. Feel free to contact Nicole Bantau at with any questions and for program rules.

Lunch Meal Prices

Elementary alt tag

Lunch $3.00

Second Entree $1.75

Breakfast $2.00

Milk $.75

Middle School alt tag

Lunch $3.25

All other items are a la carte

Breakfast $2.25

Milk $.75

High School

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Lunch (Meal Deal) $3.50

All other items, including breakfast, are a la carte


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Lunch w/o Milk $3.75

Breakfast $2.75

Milk $.75

For Charter School pricing, please contact the school directly.

Elementary and Middle School Lunches contain an Entree, Milk and the student’s choice of fruit/vegetable or both. If neither a fruit or a vegetable are taken, everything will be priced as separate ala carte items.

Did you know we do professional Catering?

Want to know more? Click on the Catering Ribbon to view our exciting menu options!