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Welcome Back to School - Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals

PLEASE BE AWARE - Many of the grants and waivers available during the pandemic are no longer available, and school meals are no longer free to all children. Households who need assistance purchasing school meals must apply for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits or qualify by direct certification.

Every household must reapply each school year or be direct certified for their student to receive free and reduced price meal benefits. Parents are encouraged to annually submit one application (after July 1) for their entire household before their children attend school.  Be sure to apply early to allow time for the approval process.  Students who do not qualify for free or reduced price meals at time of service will be charged for their meal.   

Click Here to start your Free and Reduced Price Meal Application for SY' 2022-2023

First page of the PDF file: WebsiteFlyer2022


Salt Lake City School District Offers Free Summer Meals

Salt Lake City School District’s Summer Food Service Program offers free meals to all children, ages 0-18, during the summer.  We currently have feeding sites open at Mary W. Jackson Elementary and five city parks.  The location and serving hours for each summer program site is listed below.

Mary W. Jackson Elementary

750 West 200 North

Salt Lake City, UT 84116

June 7–August 23

Lunch     11:00 -12:30 p.m.  Monday-Friday


Fairmont Park (North pavilion by the Aquatic Center)

1040 East Sugarmont Dr. (2225 S.)

Salt Lake City, UT 84106

June 7-August 23

Lunch 10:30 - 12:30 p.m.  Monday-Friday

Jordan Park (North side by the dog park)

1060 South 900 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

June 7-August 23

Lunch 11:00 - 12:30 p.m.  Monday-Friday


Liberty Park (West side by the Rotary Play Park)

600 East 900 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84105

June 7-August 23

Lunch 10:50 - 12:30 p.m.  Monday-Friday


Riverside Park (North pavilion by the ballpark)

1500 West 600 North

Salt Lake City, UT 84116

June 7-August 23

Lunch 10:30 - 12:30 p.m.  Monday-Friday


Sherwood Park (South pavilion by the parking lot)

1450 West 400 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84014

June 7-August 23

Lunch 10:50 - 12:30 p.m.  Monday-Friday



Meals for children with special dietary needs will be provided upon request. Parents can contact our dietician, Brianna Hardisty, R.D., via email at or by phone at (801) 974-8380 to make arrangements.

For questions and concerns, please contact our Child Nutrition office at (801) 974-8380.


We have recently been forced to make slight changes to our menus. Last-minute changes by distributors who have been unable to fulfill all the supplies we’ve ordered have required schools to alter published menus. Most of the meal substitutions have been limited and likely went unnoticed. It will be some time before we see an easing in national supply-chain disruptions, which suppliers say are due to not having enough workers to fulfill orders, and these shortages are influencing local distributors and manufacturers as well. Our district is working hard to ensure students have healthy food options throughout the school year. However, there will be days when your child(ren)'s preferred menu option may not be available. Thank you for your patience and continued support.

Salt Lake City School District also faces a shortage of lunchroom workers and has dozens of openings for anyone who may be looking for work. You can find job openings at

Pandemic EBT for SLC School District Families

If you have a child attending a school in Salt Lake City School District and have questions or concerns about the parent initiated issuance for Pandemic EBT, contact Janely Guzman by phone (801) 974-8380 or by email


Kelly Orton

Kelly Orton


Office Staff