Free Breakfast and Lunch Program

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)


The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) provides an opportunity for schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) in high poverty areas to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students without the burden of collecting and processing school meal applications for free and reduced price meals. CEP was a key provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010. 

Rather than taking school meal applications to make individual eligibility determinations, schools that have adopted CEP are reimbursed using a formula based on the percentage of students participating in other need-based programs.  

Taliaferro County Food Service staff consists of Roslyn Bell-manager, Josephine Chapman, and Darlene Moore - food service assistants.