The Child Nutrition Program (CNP) at IDEA Public Schools has adopted the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). This reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students continue to receive nutritious meals. Through the CEP, we are able to provide free breakfast and lunch to all children, at qualified schools, and eliminates the collection of free and reduced meal (FARM) applications. At schools that do collect FARM applications, breakfast continues to be free for all.
This new approach reduces burdens for both families and school administrators and helps ensure that students receive nutritious meals. Learn if your child qualifies for a free school lunch for the 2021-2022 school year.
If your campus is not on this list above, we ask that you please complete the free-and-reduced-lunch (FARM) application online beginning July 1, 2021 at www.schoolcafe.com, or fill out the proper form and drop it off at your campus before the first day of school. All applications—online or in person—should be filled out before the first day of school.
Parents of students attending the schools below will need to fill out a FARM application:
For questions regarding CEP and FARM, please contact your campus and speak to the Cafeteria Manager.
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