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
Huntington East Middle
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.”
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.
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.
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
Cabell County Schools is an equal opportunity provider and employer.