Food Services

At Rio Rancho Public Schools, ensuring our students to not face food instability is an important task. We want each student to come to school with a full belly and a mind that is ready to learn. Our Food Services Department provides nutritionally balanced and tasty meals for students each day, including our Seamless Summer program for grab-n-go meals. We offer free and reduced meals for those who qualify and reasonably priced meals for all other students (breakfast and lunch).

Summer Meal Program

Rio Rancho Public Schools will again offer a free summer meal program for children in our community. This year, the program will be in operation from May 31, 2022 through July 29, 2022. The distribution sites will include a lunch for the pick up day and breakfast for the following day, unless otherwise noted.

Distribution Days:

  • Monday

  • Tuesday

  • Wednesday

  • Thursday (will include meals for Thursday and Friday)

*Meals will be kept cold for at-home heating and heating instructions will be provided. All sites will be grab and go style and will offer free meals for all children ages one through 18 years of age.


  • Haynes Park Breakfast (8:00 to 9:00 a.m.) Lunch (11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), 2006 Grande Blvd SE.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School (12 to 12:30 p.m.), 1301 Nicklaus Dr SE.

  • Mountain View Middle School (11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.), East side of the school, 4101 Montreal Loop NE.

  • Rainbow Park (11:15 to 11:45 a.m.), 301 Southern Blvd SE.

  • Rio Rancho High School (10:15 to 10:45 a.m.), 301 Loma Colorado Dr NE.

  • Sabana Grande Park (10:30 to 11 a.m. ), 4110 Sabana Grande Ave SE.

  • Star Heights Park (10:30 to 11 a.m.). 800 Polaris Blvd SE.

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Free Student Meals for 21-22 School Year

Rio Rancho Public Schools is offering free meals to all enrolled students during the 2021-2022 school year under the COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #85 Nationwide Waiver to Allow the Seamless Summer Option through School Year 2021-2022. All students within the district are eligible to receive free meals regardless of income.

In addition, Rio Rancho Public Schools would like to welcome our new food service provider, Southwest Foodservice Excellence (SFE) for this school year. SFE is happy to be part of the Rio Rancho Public Schools system and the entire staff looks forward to assisting us in igniting student potential by providing tasty and healthy meals for our students each school day. You will find that SFE’s food is diverse, nutritious, contains locally sourced ingredients, and is incredibly tasty!

Even though all student meals are free this school year, families who typically qualify for free and reduced student meals within Rio Rancho Public Schools, are still encouraged to apply through the standard process as you may qualify for other benefits associated with the program.  To apply for free and reduced means and any other associated benefits, please visit:  For questions directly related to free and reduced meal benefits, please email or call Ms. Lange at 896-0667 Ext. 51895

USDA Non-discrimination Statement:

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (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 by:

(1)      Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)      Fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)      Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Contact Us

Dean Gallegos
Food Service Director

Ginger Lange
Free & Reduced Program Specialist
505-896-7823 ext 51895

Fred Wencel
SFE- General Manager

Trista Ryan
SFE- Assistant GM

Linda Valdez
SFE- Assistant GM