CEC Nutritional Services

Free Scratch Breakfast and Lunch Meals for Every Day of the Week for Children 0-18. Starting Monday September 21st meal pickup is each day Monday thru Thursday as our meals will be served hot.  
  • All children no matter what school they attend can receive our free, delicious scratch made meals.
  • Curbside service, children do not need to be present
  • You do not need to qualify for free or reduced lunch to receive our meals
  • Meal Pick Up is each day Monday thru Thursday starting September 21st.  Two meals will be given on Thursday, no pick up on Friday.
  • Menu is published on the right. Menu is subject to change

  • CEC Aurora - 1400 S. Albilene St. - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Daily starting September 14th
Veggies form the CECFC school garden
CEC Nutrition Services is committed to creating delicious scratch-made meals with a farm to school program model.  Our breakfast and lunches are made with fresh whole food ingredients that will energize your students so they can maximize their educational goals.  We want every student that walks into the cafe to know they are apart of a community that values them. 
Scratch food can change the world.
Veggies from the CECFC garden
  • Even though meals are free right now please make sure you have filled out your free and reduced applications for the 2020-21 school year.
  • If you think your student qualifies for Free/Reduced meals you can apply online here, this is the quickest and preferred way or pick up a paper application at your school’s drive thru.  If you have questions on you application, contact Ilene Agustin at ileneagustin@csi.state.co.us
  • You must apply every year to receive benefits


The Colorado Department of Human Services has teamed up with USDA to issue Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) benefits to school-aged children who would have received free or reduced-price meals during the time that schools have been closed. 


Each household with a child receiving free or reduced-price meals is eligible for an amount of $5.70 per child, per school day on a Colorado EBT card that will support the family in creating healthy, wholesome meal options for kids who are home during the school day. 


For Colorado families that currently receive SNAP benefits and whose children attend a school that participates in the National School Lunch Program, no action will be needed from the family and benefits will automatically be issued (more details to come when the date these funds will be available). Families that do not participate in the SNAP program, and whose children attend school that participates in the National School Lunch Program will need to fill out the free and reduced application to begin the process.   

Here is a link to the Department of Human Services; https://www.colorado.gov/cdhs/p-ebt

CEC is an equal opportunity provider
justice for all
Hot staff meals will be served daily Monday thru Thursday from 12 pm to 1 pm.  Come on by and pick up a meal for yourself and get your free meals for your children ages 0-18.
CLICK HERE for the menus.  Be sure to choose Colorado Early Colleges and select either breakfast or lunch.