Nutrition Services Update: Meal Distribution Process

  • Dear D49 families,

    Beginning Monday, Nov. 30, Nutrition Services will continue E49 grab-and-go meal service at seven D49 campuses. Meals are available for pick up Monday - Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for all students at the following locations:

    SAND CREEK ZONE: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    • Evans Elementary School
    • Horizon Middle School
    • Sand Creek High School

    POWER ZONE: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    • Ridgeview Elementary School
    • Odyssey Elementary School

    FALCON ZONE: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    • Falcon High School
    • Patriot High School - Falcon Legacy Campus

    Meals for students may be ordered at no charge for themselves and for their siblings who are between the ages of 1-18.

     **Meal service will not change for charter schools maintaining in-person learning. Grab-and-go meals are available at the locations listed above for charter schools that have transitioned to E-learning. 

    Meals must be pre-ordered by 7:30 a.m. of the morning of pick-up. 

    Winter weather has the potential to temporarily cancel food distribution, watch for district updates on snowy days. Meal service will not be available on scheduled breaks including Thanksgiving and the D49 Holiday Break in December. 

    Thank you for your time and attention. You can email questions to Monica Deines-Henderson at 


    Monica Deines-Henderson
    Director of Nutrition Services 


    To order meals, please do the following:

    • Order daily by 7:30 a.m. for same-day pick-up, Monday through Friday, except holidays. 
    • Locate desired school for pick-up and meal ordering email from chart below. 
      • Pick-up times are fixed (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and all schools will stop at stated time to start lunch service for the in-person learners. Please help us by being on time to pick up your meals.
    • In the email: Provide student/child's name, student ID number (for siblings state “not in school” if not enrolled)
      • Note entree selection, and whether you prefer white or chocolate milk. Fruit and vegetables listed on the menu will be included with the meal.
    • In the email: Write which meal is desired (meals must be ordered off the menu of the school you are ordering from). 
    • A breakfast for the next day can be ordered at this time. Please make sure to request breakfast, if desired. The breakfast meal contains the following: cereal, white milk and a fruit or juice. 
    • MENUS: can be found on the : 



    Pick Up Area




    Evans Elementary

    Outside in Front of School 

    Horizon Middle Kitchen Hall Door (W) 

    Sand Creek High

    Door by Loading Dock East 



    Ridgeview Elementary

    Outside in Front of School 

    Bắn Cá Đổi Thưởng Trực Tuyến 2018Odyssey Elementary

    Outside in Front of School  



    Falcon High School

    Kitchen Back Door

    Patriot High

    Kitchen Back Door


Free & Reduced Resource Page and Re-Application Reminder

  • Dear D49 Families,

    As we work hard every day to deliver excellent education and meet critical needs for all of our families, we invite you to take a look at some important information about the overall value of the Free and Reduced Benefits Program at We also want to share a friendly reminder that is extremely important for all qualifying families to complete the application process, regardless of the availability of meals at no cost for all D49 families. This will ensure access to all the benefits provided, which support programs at your student’s schools and includes individual assistance for school and transportation fees. 

    We strongly encourage all who qualify, or may qualify for the Free and Reduced Benefits Program to apply or reapply by Monday, Sept. 28. All families who do not reapply for the 2020-21 school year will be removed from the benefit program. Families who are new to the program can register and apply, and qualifying families may reapply today, by clicking this link to

    Important Note: The deadline to register for the state of Colorado’s Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits is this Wednesday, September 23. Families eligible for the free and reduced program may get $279 in benefits for each eligible child to buy food, regardless of immigration status. Some families who received SNAP in March, April, or May got these benefits on their EBT cards automatically. All other eligible families need to apply online by the Sept. 23 deadline.

    Apply today for Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) at  

    We thank you for your trust, and we look forward to seeing and serving you soon! 

    Please email questions to Monica Deines-Henderson


    Monica Deines-Henderson

    Director of Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services Overview

  • The nutrition services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals who are dedicated to student health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices. We're available for visits from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Help with processing a is available from 8 a.m. to noon.

    meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
    Nutrition departments are regulated by the federal government and part of that regulation is to operate as a self-funded enterprise within a school district. This means that nutrition services does not take any tax-payer’s funds from the district to operate the meal programs. 
Monica Deines-Henderson
Nutrition Services Director
Phone: 719.495.1106
Jackie Sieben
Free and Reduced Processor
Phone: 719.494.8965
Kristina Flaten
Administrative Dietitian
Phone: 719.494.8967
Malinda Reeves
Nutrition Services Specialist
Phone: 719.494.8904
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