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Columbia County School Food Service

School Meals and Community Eligibility Provison

11 months ago

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that  allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. CEP eliminates the burden of collecting household applications to determine eligibility for school meals, relying instead on information from other means-tested programs such as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. 
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