Free Meals for Middle and Elementary Schools

Free Meals for Middle and Elementary Schools
Posted on 08/01/2018
Free Meals for Middle and Elementary Schools

Prince Edward County Food Service Department is excited to announce the implementation of The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) at the middle school while continuing at the elementary for the 2018-2019 school year. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a meal service option for schools and districts in low-income areas. A key provision of The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA, Public Law 111-296: December 13, 2010). This is a federal funded program. This provision enables each student enrolled at a participating site the opportunity to receive a breakfast and lunch at no charge on days that school is in session. Students enrolled at participating CEP schools are not required to submit a lunch application to receive meals at no charge. The students attending the high school will need to submit a lunch application to apply for benefits.

The Prince Edward Elementary School was one of 135 schools in the State of Virginia that has been approved to participate in the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) for the school year. The goal of the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program is to expand the variety of fruits and vegetables students’ experience, increase student’s fruit and vegetable consumption and make a difference in student’s diets to influence their present and future health.

For more information, check out the food service department web page or contact Bruce Davis, Supervisor of Food Service (434) 315-2100.