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).

Grab-n-Go Student Lunches

Holiday Schedule

Rio Rancho Public Schools will be adjusting the grab-n-go student meal distribution dates and times to allow our Food Services Department staff to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with their families. 

For the week of Nov. 22 ONLY, student grab-n-go meals will be distributed on the following schedule:

  • Monday, Nov. 22 only

  • Distribution 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Distribution at Mountain View Middle School (East side of school, 4101 Montreal Loop NE) and Lincoln Middle School (Front parking lot, 2287 Lema Rd SE)

The Monday grab-n-go meal distribution will provide enough meals for the full week. For lunch menus, visit: 

Rio Rancho Public Schools will offer free grab-n-go student lunches for students who are virtual this school year at our SpaRRk Academy or Rio Rancho Cyber Academy. Rio Rancho Public Schools provides curbside grab-n-go meal pickup on/at:

Distribution Days:

  • Mondays (pick up meals for Monday & Tuesday)

  • Wednesdays (pick up means for Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)

*Meals will be kept cold for at-home heating and heating instructions will be provided.


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

  • Lincoln Middle School (11 a.m. to 12 p.m.), Front parking lot of school, 2287 Lema Rd 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

Flor Granados
SFE- Assistant GM

Luis Cervantes
SFE- District Chef