Cabell County Schools Participating in Free Meal Program at Qualifying Schools

Cabell County Schools Participating in Free Meal Program at Qualifying Schools
Posted on 08/11/2015

Students in qualifying schools will have the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch at school with no cost. This program is funded by USDA and is called (CEP) or Community Eligibility Provision. Schools included are as follows:

Elementary Schools

Altizer

Central City

Cox Landing

Culloden

Guyandotte

Highlawn

Hite Saunders

Milton Elementary

Milton PK

Explorer Academy

Salt Rock

Southside

Spring Hill

Middle Schools

Huntington Middle

Huntington East Middle

Alternative School

Students who are well fed and ready to learn are an integral part of the One Voice, One Focus vision plan,” said West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano. “Educational improvements in West Virginia schools include providing access to school meals so that all children have a chance to achieve. I am proud that Cabell County Schools will be participating in the CEP program and meeting a crucial need for student success in our state.”

“This program will allow Cabell County Schools to feed nearly 6094 students’ free breakfast and lunch each day. “It provides a great benefit for both parents and students,” said Rhonda McCoy, Director of Food Services.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released data reporting high levels of food insecurity and hunger across the country. In West Virginia, over 14 percent of residents live in food insecure households and more than 100,000 children live below the poverty line.

The CEP was enacted as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and provides universal meal service to children in high poverty areas. This is the fourth year for the option. The CEP is an alternative to collecting, approving and verifying household eligibility applications for free and reduced price eligible students in high poverty Local Education Agencies.

Cabell County Schools is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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