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
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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.