USDA Extends Summer Food Service Program flexibilities through June 30, 2021

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture announced on Friday, Oct. 9, that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be available to ALL children throughout the entire 2020-21 school year. These program flexibilities allow school nutrition sponsors to operate a meal service model that best meets their community’s unique needs, while keeping kids and staff safe.

USDA is extending waivers through June 30, 2021

Information on New Cafeteria Payments

Information on the Cafeteria’s Updated Point of Sale System Payment Information Reduced Price Lunch Application MealsPlus Point of Sale Information


Our school offers a free or reduced price lunch program for those who qualify. Students who qualify also receive free breakfast.

The Dolores School District maintains a cafeteria during the school year. Breakfast is served from 8 to 8:25 a.m. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ala carte snacks are available to Middle School and High School students during meal times. Our Food Service Director is Chuck Soukup, who is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. Contact him with any questions or suggestions.

Food services include hot lunches and breakfasts, through participation in the National School Lunch Program. An approved lunch is made available for students to meet at least one third of their daily food requirements.

Food service programs are operated on a nonprofit basis.

Detailed food analysis of each day’s menu: calories, cholesterol, sodium, fiber, iron, calcium, vitamins and more. This information is produced automatically when our Food Service Director plans menus.

The District has a committee to develop and monitor a school wellness program which includes supporting and promoting proper dietary habits. Please contact our school nurse, Denise Brisbin, for more information regarding the Wellness Committee.

Contact Nutrition Services

Food Service Director: Chuck Soukup
Phone: 970-882-7766

Cafeteria Prices


  • Breakfast – $1.50
  • Lunch – $2.50


  • Breakfast – $1.50
  • Lunch – $2.75

Adult Visitor/Staff

  • Breakfast – $1.50
  • Lunch – $4.00

Reduced Eligibility

  • Is FREE K-12th grade
  • Breakfast is FREE K-12th grade
Free and Reduced Lunch Program

Every year our families must reapply for free and reduced benefits for the national school lunch program (NSLP) and school breakfast program (SBP). At the start of every year there is a 30-day grace period where last year’s eligibility remains in effect. That grace period has expired for this year and the families who have not reapplied for free or reduced benefits have defaulted to full paid status. If you have applied this year, then a letter was sent to the address supplied on the application notifying you of your status, which is valid through the end of the year although you may reapply if your finances change throughout the year.

Applications are available in both school offices and in the cafeteria if you would like to apply for benefits.

If you have any questions please contact:

Food Service Director: Chuck Soukup
Phone: 970-882-7766

Summer Food Service Program

Kids eat free all summer with the Summer Food Service Program, find a summer meal site at