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Weld County School District Re-3J

Joshua Allhusen, Food Service Director (303) 536-2956
Lisa Wenninger, Finance Administrative Assistant (303) 536-2023
Office Hours: 7:30 am-4:00 pm

Weld County School District Re-3J will be offering free breakfast and lunch to all students during the 2023-2024 school year through participation in the Colorado Healthy School Meals for All program. Students must use their school-issued student ID in order to access free meals and purchase additional items such as a second meal or a la carte items. 

While meals will be provided for free to all students, families are asked to complete the application for free or reduced meal benefits in order for our schools to receive full access to federal funding.  

Apply for free and reduced benefits for the upcoming school year

All families are encouraged to apply for free and reduced benefits for the upcoming school year.  By applying for free and reduced benefits, families receive assistance, and they help their child's school too. 

By applying:

  • Your child’s school can receive additional funding to enhance the educational experience for all students.

  • Students in grades 9-12 can receive assistance with post-graduation planning, scholarships, state and national testing (including SAT, ACT, Advanced  Placement and International Baccalaureate), and post-secondary enrollment.

  • Families can qualify for additional resources such as medical, food, and cash assistance.

  • Families can receive support with community services, such as internet, gym memberships, passes to museums and cultural events.


Families must reapply for free and reduced benefits each new school year. You will receive your eligibility letter in the mail or by email. United States citizenship or immigration status is not a condition of eligibility for free and reduced benefits. If you have questions or require a paper application, contact or (303) 536-2023.



My School Bucks

Go to and register for your free account.

  1. Add your students using their school name and student ID. If you need your student’s ID, please contact the secretary at their school.
  2. Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.
    A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.

If you have any questions, please visit and click Help or call MySchoolBucks Customer Support at 1-855-832-5226.

Food Services - Frequently Asked Questions



School meals are delicious, nutritious, and convenient

  • Since 1946, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) has made it possible for schools to serve lunches designed to meet the nutritional needs of children who qualify. The NSLP is a federally-assisted meal program that provides low-cost or free lunches to children. The School Breakfast Program provides a nutritious morning meal. These two programs are recognized as one of the most beneficial of the federal nutrition programs. Participation in the program has been shown to improve learning and performance on tests as well as to help students be more focused in the morning
    All RE-3J Schools participate in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, except for Cardinal Community Academy (CCA).

  • If your student has a food allergy, which has been documented by a physician, please advise both the kitchen manager and the school nurse of the details of the allergy. The kitchen manager will enter the allergy information into the computer, thus informing the cashier of the allergy. If your student comes through the lunch line with an item containing that allergenic food, he/she will be advised to return the item and choose something else. However, it is still the responsibility of the parent or guardian to make sure the student is aware of the allergy and knows what foods to avoid. The Food Services office will gladly answer any questions you might have about the foods that are offered.

  • Students are responsible for keeping their personalized ID with them in the cafeteria to ensure proper meal charging with our computerized meal credit system. You can add money to these accounts by check, cash, or online payments. Checks should be made payable to Weld RE3J School District. Online payments can be made with credit card, debit card, or checking account.  Money may be refunded at a parent or guardian’s request. Prepayment ahead of time helps students have more time to enjoy their lunch and not hold up the line. Funds may be used to purchase meals if paid, second entrees, additional drinks, and a la carte snacks. A la carte account purchasing is limited to students with positive account balances.



  • Our mission is to serve every student a healthy meal. If a students account is negative and they choose to go through the line, they will never be refused or given an alternative option. Negative balances are handled between the school district and the parent.

  • A la carte foods are available for purchase in addition to the school meal. A la carte items vary with each school but can include fresh fruit, yogurt, milk, juice, cookies, fruit snacks, and a second main dish. The price for a la carte items is the same for adults and for students, including those students eligible for free and reduced-price meals. A la carte items can be paid for with cash or from your student’s meal account.

  • Parents or guardians can decide if they want their student to use his/her meal account for a la carte items. Parents or guardians can limit the days of the week that the student may purchase additional items (the day of the week must be specified), set a dollar amount that the student cannot exceed each day, or prevent the purchase of any additional items at all. To set limits on your student’s account, contact the kitchen manager at your student’s school.

To contact your child's cafeteria, for questions about the meal program, please call the kitchen managers from 7 am-2 pm


Kitchen Managers    
Hoff Elementary Chantel Rupp 303-536-2330
Hudson Elementary Erika Flores 303-536-2230
Lochbuie Elementary Jessica Cox 303-536-2430
Meadow Ridge Elementary Micaela Flores 303-536-2830
Weld Central Middle School Katie Graham  303-536-2730
Weld Central High School TBD 303-536-2130



Non-discrimination Statement:
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print,   audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA 
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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
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Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

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