Breakfast and Lunch Free for All Lee County Public Schools

Breakfast and Lunch Free for All Lee County Public Schools
Posted on 08/01/2018
Girls eating lunch

Breakfast and lunch will be free of charge at ALL 79 traditional Lee County public schools for the 2018-2019 School year. This is the first school year both meals will be provided to ALL students through the Food and Nutrition Services Department Community Eligibility Program (CEP) Four of our special centers, Buckingham Exceptional Center, L.A.M.P., Royal Palm Exceptional School and Success Academy are also included in the CEP breakfast and lunch program.

Parents will not need to apply and "Free and Reduced" meal applications will not need to be completed or processed for this benefit either.  The meals will simply be available to students in their school cafeteria.  “We realize if a student is hungry their ability to learn is compromised,” said Food and Nutrition Services Special Projects Coordinator Lauren Couchois, “and providing this benefit will help our students excel.”

The Community Eligibility Provision is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas. CEP allows the nation’s highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications.