Lunch Information

As we return to a normal school environment, that federal funding is ending. This means three things for our district families as we return to pre-pandemic meal policies:

  • Beginning with the fall 2022-23 school year, students who are not qualified to receive Free and Reduced Lunch must pay the regular price for meals.
  • To qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program next school year, families must fill out a 2022-23 Free and Reduced Lunch application or be “direct certified” via participation in a federal program such as SNAP or as a foster family. Please visit our Food Services page on our website to find out if your family already qualifies or to apply.
  • The “Munchtana” food truck will provide free meals in the parks again this summer, but with some changes. Children must be present to receive meals and food must be eaten on site (weekly take-home meals will no longer be provided.)

We want every one of our students to have the nutrition they need to learn and thrive at school. If you qualify and would like your child to participate in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program next year, please fill out an application form as soon as possible.


  • $1.45 Paid students
  • $ .30 Reduced students


  • $2.75 Elementary students
  • $2.85 Secondary students
  • $ .40 Reduced students

We’re helping one of our valued community partners, the Kids Nutrition Coalition of Lewis and Clark County, to assess affordability, accessibility, and availability of healthy foods. The results will help the organization build future projects to support nutritional needs in the Helena Community.

 Please take a few minutes to fill out the coalition’s quick survey