Student Life

Free & Reduced Lunch Program

The First Lunch Assistance Program at a Colorado Online Public School!


Support for our students goes beyond the classroom.

We now offer a monthly grocery stipend to families who qualify for our free and reduced school lunch program.

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How it Works

CODCA students who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program will receive a grocery stipend for each day of logged attendance. Attendance is defined as:

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75 minutes of daily activity for grades 4–5.

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90 minutes of daily activity for grades 6–12.

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What’s For Lunch?

Serving delicious lunches on school days can be easier—and more affordable—than you think. Check out some of our easy, nutritious, and budget-friendly suggestions.

Oatmeal with fruit -

Oatmeal with fruit

Top warm cooked oats with sliced apples, bananas, or any fruit you like for a wholesome breakfast or snack.

Rice and beans -

Rice and beans

Cooked rice mixed with black beans or kidney beans can be a quick and filling meal. Enjoy them plain or add in your child’s favorite vegetables.

Pasta with tomato sauce -

Pasta with tomato sauce

You can create a simple but delicious fan favorite with just cooked pasta and canned tomato sauce.

Vegetable stir-fry -

Vegetable stir-fry

Stir-fry your family’s favorite fresh or frozen vegetables with a bit of oil, soy sauce, and garlic for a nutritious meal that can be enjoyed on its own or served over rice.

Want more ideas? Check out the Colorado SNAP-Ed program for nutritious recipes, quick snack suggestions, and more.

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Eligible families will receive a grocery stipend of $1.50 for each day of logged attendance.

At the beginning of each month, Learning Coaches will receive a grocery gift card for the total amount their student(s) earned in the previous month. Students must be actively enrolled at the beginning of each month to receive the gift card.

Siblings of CODCA students enrolled at Colorado Preparatory Academy and Pikes Peak Online School can also qualify.

Have questions or want to see if you qualify?

Ready To Enroll?

Enrolling at CODCA is simple, and our enrollment consultants are here to help.

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