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MPSD Child Nutrition to participate in USDA's National School Lunch and Breakfast Program under the CEP Program for 2022-2023 School Year

The Meridian Public School District Child Nutrition Program will be participating in the USDA’s National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs for the 2022-2023 School Year under the Community Eligibility Provision Program.

The Community Eligibility Provision Program (CEP) is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts that allows districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications. Instead, schools that adopt CEP are reimbursed using a formula based on the percentage of students categorically eligible for free meals based on their participation in other specific means-tested programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

The District Child Nutrition Program is federally funded by the USDA and abides by federal and state regulations.

The Child Nutrition Program also serves teachers, staff, and visiting parents that would like to eat with us at the cost of $2.50 for breakfast and $4.00 for lunch. The Child Nutrition Program is proud to have the opportunity of serving others, providing nutritious meals, and inspiring and developing excellence in everyone.