Community Eligibility Provision
We are pleased to inform you that our schools will be implementing a new provision available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).
Free Meals in 2014-2015
All Canton Public Schools students will receive FREE breakfast and lunch meals during the 2014-2015 school year ad part of the Community Eligibility Program (CEP). It provides an alternative approach for offering school meals to the local educational agencies and school in low income areas, instead of collecting individual applications for free and reduced price meals. The CEP allows school meals to all students through the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.
Students need nutritious meals to perform at their absolute best and it is the mission of the Canton Public Schools Child Nutrition Department to ensure that each student receives the nutritional support they need to succeed.
For more information about CEP, please visit USDA.gov/school-meals/communityeligibility-provision