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During Remote Learning, Free Lunches are available to pick up for all children in your family from ages 0-18, even if they do not attend Creede School. All meals are served with the hot vegetable of the day, fruit, and milk.

Each Thursday around noon we will email a form with the next week’s lunch options.  The forms (one per child) are due each Sunday by 6pm. If for any reason you did not receive the email, please call 719-658-2220 or email kelsey.evans@creedek12.net to be added to the list.

You will see the option to pick up in front of the Creede School or at the South Fork Fire Department.  Lunches will be available from 12:15 to 1:00 PM and any lunches for children with food allergies will be labeled.  Again, these meals will still meet the same guidelines as the meals that are served at the school.   If these lunches are not accessible to you for any reason, please let us know and we will be happy to work with you.

Also, just a friendly reminder:  If there is a need to access our food pantry, please contact the school and we will be happy to prepare a box of food for the upcoming week.  We know that this is a difficult time, and we are pleased to serve in any way possible.

Dear Parents, Students and Staff,

We believe our school lunch program will soon be the best rural meal program in the state.To reach our goal, we continue to update and improve it. Here are some fresh and delicious updates you can expect to see this year.

Serving a Diversity of Cuisines

We take pride in exposing students to a variety of cuisines from all over the world.Students recently tasted Asian noodle ramen bowls and also Chicken Shawarma, a cuisine from the Middle East.We continue to bring students new creative flavors to expand their food palates.

Fresh and Local Foods

We are fortunate to live in an agricultural area where we can purchase local foods in season from the Valley Roots Local Food Hub.Students benefit from fresh and local items in our meal program that include: potatoes, beets, carrots, onions, mushrooms, cheese, spinach, arugula, cherries, peaches, watermelon, honey dew, radishes, zucchini and green chilis.Local foods not only taste better, but our kids like them too. Purchasing local is an investment in our farmers and our community.

Student Approved Meals

We keep close tabs on making sure that our menu items are student approved.

Scratch Made Meals

Close to 90 percent of our menu offerings are made from scratch, which means that we prepare the food right in our own kitchen.When meals are freshly prepared, they taste better and are better for our students.

Salad Bar Expansion

The salad bar continues to expand to keep it fresh and interesting.Our prepared salads include pickled beets, pasta salad and a rotating variety of options.

New Culinary Program

During the second semester, students will have an opportunity to acquire culinary skills by working right in our school kitchen.We are thrilled to provide this opportunity to 8th and 9th graders.

It is a pleasure to be of service to the community.Thank you for your continued support of our program.

Malcolm Snead
Food Service Director

malcolm@creedek12.net

Lunch Program

USDA Policy Statement